Hi all, Would really appreciate some help from the experienced. My analogue setup: HK 670 integrated amp Dali 2002 passive speakers Computer: High grade power supply MSI PLUS SLI Z370 motherboard with crap integrated sound implementation of Realtek ALC1220 to my ears. Good amping power but thats about it. No finesse in the sound. Bad soundstage, bass and clarity in highs. I never liked changing volume in Windows. It reduces a lot of detail in music just in lowering volume to 80%, so I am looking for a pre-out external DAC with a volume knob with the option to use fixed line out. Future proofing: I might buy powered speakers in the future Not interested in powering some hard to power headphones We can skip the Fulla 2 and Fiio e10k. My old motherboard from 2008 had better sound than those. Any recommendations? Thanks.