I am moving towards streaming and will need a DAC. Based on my reading I've decided to go with a R2R Ladder DAC. There are a number of units that are in my price range to choose from. I have narrowed it down to three but am open to other choices in the price range of $3,000 give or take. My finalists are: Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC - $2399 Denaprips Pontus R2R DAC - $2200 Holo Audio Spring DAC Kitsune Tuned Edition DAC - $2649 I like the idea of listening in NOS mode and the ability of playing DSD recordings (realize I must purchase a new transport) which would drop out the Schiit Audio DAC. The advantage of the Schiit is my CD would be acceptable as a transport. I would like to hear opinions from people who have heard the units and particularly if they have compared the Schiit to either of the other two and what they felt was the stronger and why. My profile shows my equipment which should have an effect on how the DAC will integrate. Basically I run tubes and my speakers are KEF References 3s. The last item of interest is running my current CD player through the DAC. I am curious if I will be able to hear a noticeable difference and what that might be. More than likely no one has heard my CD player, which is a Consonance Turandot, however the specs, which are most important, are: Digital Jitter down to 118 psec Digital Sample Rates (Fs): 352.8 kHz DAC section with local clock and PCM1792 chip Differential analogue filter and output stage Burr-Brown OPA627 DAC resolution: 24bit 192kHz multilevel sigma-delta As I said I am open to other suggestions but the DAC must be in my price range, a R2R Ladder configuration, capable of NOS playback and can handle DSD files. Thanks for taking the time to think and respond to my questions.