WA-6 SE should be a good match, a few Head-Fiers here run that amp with Grados ~ my experience is mainly with the basic WA-6, nice amp
but I'm yet to hear it rolled over to the nicer tubes like the Sophia Princess 274B.
You will look back one day at the uDAC2 and think ~ wow, different times!
Since the PS1000's are anything but portable, I'm hesitant to sink any money into a portable rig. I could piecemeal myself into a better place, but would rather save for the 'big' setup. Also, my purchasing / auditioning options are limited in KL; I could swing down to Singapore, but everything in SE Asia is top dollar compared to the States. On the other hand, my music is the one thing keeping me sane here; investing in that has immediate emotional returns. Peh, I'm on the fence.
The Sophia seems to have a huge pool of paramours, not many detractors, if any. If I go Woo, I will definitely opt in for the Sophia.
Yeah, not ecstatic about the nuForce, but it is definitely better than the onboard in the laptop, and I can easily tote it to work and around the apartment. The opinion on DACs seems to be fairly spread. Again, synergy, auditioning, personal sound prefs. On the DAC question, I will admit I am wide open.
Funny you mention Floyd. I got the new Experience releases of Dark Side and Wish You Were Here while home for the holidays, and forgot that I forgot to rip them before I came back to KL. I'm kicking myself in three different places over that.
What else are you currently listening to?