I haven't been on Head-fi for ages now.
I have been using a Line 6 Guitar port as my DAC into a Millet Starving Student that I built. I always thought the Guitarport as a DAC wasn't ideal. But I also am not sure how happy I am with the MHSS as an amp for the D2000s. I had contemplated building a DAC at one point but then I got really busy with work and a guitar amp project. Work is still busy and I gave up on the guitar amp too.
I could buy a combo amp:
Head Direct EF-2
(Other similar or better options <$300 ??)
Or could still DIY if the project wasn't too involved.
Any advice appreciated.