So here's the deal. I own a pair of D2k's and have recently purchased a pair of LCD-2's and am now looking for an amp/DAC that will pair nicely with both of them. I am getting by with a HiFiMAN EF2A amp, but the time has come to upgrade. I have a budget of around 1000$
On a side note I have read all 4000 posts on the LCD-2 amp thread. Also, I really like the tube sound. I was thinking of getting a Schiit Lyr but read about the hiss you get with the D2k's. I have also been looking at Audio GD, Burson, Yulong, Cambridge, Stello, and a number of others but seem to get lost when trying to find something to bridge the gap.
I don't mind waiting on a good deal to pop up on the forums and am keeping a few DIY amps in mind, not to build myself but to buy from fellow head-fiers.
So I am looking to you guys for advice. A nice DAC and an amp that has enough power for orthos but can still listen to my D2k's casually when gaming all within a 1000$ budget.