Just beware - the "gentlemen" in this story may work for a competitor to the brands he discusses. The "slams" are just too timely for me.
The Zhaaulo (zoo) is a great DAC and the Great March 2 uses the latest Burr Brown technology. Both of these are well worth the money.
The Zoo is well discussed in early forums as being a good buy for the money. As I look at its insides, it looks like a great DAC.
I have heard the Great march 2, and let me say, its midrange quality and deep bass is one of the best. The highs are articulate and void of any hash.
Dollar for dollar, these are some mighty fine DACs - Just don't listen to one man with this too strong an opinion.