Seems like the CXA60 is a pretty good $1000 integrated amp, very interesting to see how the Schiit pair stack up. I assume (as you do) that the sound will be better overall, plus the Freya+ has 3 modes to try out (and a multitude of tubes as well to roll in and test). If I didn't already have a highish end preamp, I'd get a Freya+. I still might at some point! There may be some breakin time for the new components, hopefully you're blown away at first and it just keeps getting better!