Thank you for your replies. I actually think I'd be very happy with the amp section of the Master 11. I was wondering about the Master 11 in pure DAC mode though (connected to the Taurus) - whether it's better than the DA8 and how much "worse" it might be compared to the Master 7 DAC. Since the M11 is so new, I'm sure I'm unrealistic in hoping that anyone could have compared all these at this point though! And the M11's PCM1704UK vs the DA8's Sabre 9018 may be a matter of preference. If I had the money, I'd just get the M7 AND the Yggy and be done with it all. With my house renovations going on, money is a bit tight though. Perhaps I just bite the bullet on the M11.