Just discovered this thread. Thanks guys.
While I give it a read-thru, tell me: I've had my Audio Alchemy DAC 3.0 and AA DTI PRO 32 Jitter Filter (with 20-bit resolution upconversion) for about 10 years.
Is there any DAC/Jitter-reduction solution out there for under or around $1K that is the considered the best bang-for-the-buck audiophile sound? I'm definitely one of those guys who can hear differences between transports and resolution-upconversion settings on the DTI PRO, so you don't need to convince me about the subtleties of audiophile sound.