Well, I just pulled the trigger and ordered one of these:
I'll be using it exclusively for my redbook CD's. Being so spoiled by SACD sound, I wanted a dedicated DAC to squeeze the most out of the large collection of regular cd's I've got. Selective SS or tube output.
Also ordered a set of Psvane Collection Grade "A" tubes to replace the stock Shuguang unit. This second version of the EE DAC also has a hi-rez USB input for any future downloaded music (if that day ever comes for me...)
Will be running Better Cables Silver Serpents in and out. I'm already using those on all of my chain except for the speakers.
More to come.