FWIW, the latest TEAC DAC seems to have a few fans over at AK - cant comment personally.
P86, have you been following the evolution of the CAPS server over at CA ? Specifically,
I dont want to derail this thread, but the OP claims his CAPS server is better than his Auraliti and any of the Mac Mini / Linux MPD variants he has ever heard. Lotsa tinkering to get there, but food for thought.