SE input to balanced? I wonder if it would as good as a fully balanced system from source to amp. That sounds really awesome though...worried that Ray Samuel would probably be quite pricey haha. Also, have been an HRT fanboy for a while. I had the Streamer III, upgraded to the II+, then finally to the HD. Each time there has been an obvious improvement to the sound, and I upgrade when i see a deal too good to pass up so I dont break the bank. one issue people have raised is the lack of external power but luckily my mac has a full 1A available so i've been good on that front.