I'm curious what components fellow Denafrips owners are using their DAC with, especially pre-amp. I'm using an Ares II with a modified Akitika GT102 with volume control, and Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2EX in my WFH desktop setup. I think the setup is pretty well balanced without obvious bottleneck and offers tremendous value. Tempted by Iris/Hermes but that's not first priority. I'm thinking about getting a Pontus for main floorstanding setup. Very itching to get the Benchmark AHB2 but will need a pre-amp for the setup. Benchmark LA4 seems to be a reasonable option but I dont know if that gives beset sound for the money. Or would I be better off getting a better DAC and a lesser pre-amp.