Answered my own question, read that the Glacier's amp section sound sig is the same as the TTVJ slim's, just with a better power suply, so I went ahead and read up on the Slim. I'm happy with what I read...going to pair it up with my Macbook and RS1. My first amp and DAC.
I have jumped around from saying I was going to get an E17, to an ODAC/c421, to an Asgard/Modi, and now I've finally reached the Apex Glacier! I just have a small desk at my apt near my school and I'd prefer paying more up front and not having to upgrade later, while having a nice small sized all-in-one unit. If I get an Android phone when I can upgrade that can do the USB, I could also use it on the go. Love that its 24/96 capable as well, that's the biggest thing I've been looking for my DAC purchase.
Purchasing in a week, so excited!
Edited by SurfWax - 12/26/12 at 1:23am