This is my first post here, so I do apologize if I have made any sort of mistake or participated in any misconduct. I searched for information on this topic beforehand, but found little information, perhaps it is too specific to have been asked already.
Regardless, I am shortly moving out of my parent's home in to an apartment, and I want to build a suitable audio set up for when I get there. I grew up with Bryston equipment (which, sadly, I am not allowed to take with me), and don't have any desire to 'switch brands', but there is a very definitive budget on my purchase. I have already chosen a Bryston B60 amplifier, and have around $700-800 left to purchase a DAC with. I do suffer from patriotism, and the idea of having an all-Canadian-made sound setup was compelling, but purchasing a matching Bryston DAC would have put me $2000 over budget.
So, I have come to you for assistance. I have been a long time reader here, but this is the first time I have ever felt the need to register. I am looking for a DAC that will complement the sonic characteristics of the Bryston B60 (quite neutral and clean, in my opinion) within my budget (less if possible). I would be willing to dig a little bit deeper for patriotism's sake. If the casings match in colour and style, that would be a large bonus. :)
The only option I have come across in this price range that I liked the look of (and the reviews of) is the Audio-GD DAC19DSP, although I am unsure of how well it will mate with the Bryston. There is also the downside of being unable to have a test listen before purchasing. I am willing to travel from my home in Gatineau (Ottawa) to Toronto for an audition, if need be, as my area has a dearth of hi-fi equipment dealers. If anyone has any suggestions, even of off-the-shelf solutions that I can perhaps find in a hi-fi store, I would appreciate it very much. Thank you all for your time.