I've got a Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2 on order, and given the repeated delays in delivery they're experiencing, I've started to (finally) research other competitive DAC options in the under-$2500 range. I currently have a Gungnir, which I like a lot, and it could end up being what I ultimately stay with. I've been reading up on the Benchmark DAC3, and thought I'd ask for some opinions from folks here who might have used one. I'm intrigued with the fact that it's a preamp with vol control, the headphone connectivity, as well as the general differences that might be heard between it and the Yggy. I'd be streaming via laptop/USB, optical, and coax, into a Yamaha A-S801 set to a direct output option. Thanks for any thoughts you might like to offer.