Hello! Welcome to the forum. I’ve been lurking on here for quite some time and I’ve decided to start posting and interacting with Community as I’ve seen the industry really move forward the best for five years in terms of digital processes and bang for the buck electronics. It’s really exciting setting up a new rig but I would caution that if you have not spent time comparing different components and having a chance to live with some stuff in your home you should take caution when investing so as not to lose money as you swap out components as you discover what type of sound signature you prefer. In terms of decks I have auditions a number in many or close to each other when you’re dealing with dacs under $1000. The project pre box S2 digital dac Got a really nice write up and was placed on stereo files recommended a class and I have also checked out the Benchmark stuff and I found that to be great. I will say that the best Dac I have heard beyond a doubt was the Zen series from Innuos With the flag ship being just on another level although for $13,000 USD I would hope so.