I'm familiar with Naim in name only, but I really like the look of their gear (what shipsupt called "goofy xbox" aesthetic). Thinking about picking up a pre-amp / power-amp combo from them.
Also of interest is their new USB DAC, which has a matching small power amp. Seems like it would make for a nice setup to use with desktop monitors.
Only thing is, Naim seems to be allergic to balanced outputs / inputs?
Another company which intrigues me to no end but which I know nothing about is Chord Electronics. Their products look so alien, so unlike anything else in the audiophile realm. Here's their QBD76 DAC, Prima pre-amp, and Mezzo 50 power amp.
Their integrated amps look a bit more traditional:
On the DAC front I'm sort of torn between the NAD M51, Berkley Alpha 2, and Invicta. With some DACs like the M51, there's a built-in pre-amp which is kind of cool. For speaker amps I'm thinking about stuff from Naim, Luxman, or Accuphase.