ok.. Great news, Dac is shipping out today. I am told 3 days ship time, so it is possible to have it in my hands by this weekend!!! Yeah! I hope it was worth the wait. I did get to listen to several other Dacs and have not even heard the Eximus. I did own a Stello Signature back about 3 yrs ago which I liked. So I did have the NAD M51 in house for a bit and loved that dac. I also had the EE Minimax Dac Plus which I liked, but didn't blow me away.