Thank you ed for the nice article. Can't fault your selection
There is a wide financial gap between the naim and the ace. I think the old naim qute2/inutilite (all dropping in prices because of the new uniti range) and new 2017 atom could easily slot in. The latter not been reviewed yet but potentially a star of all in one.
Let us know please when you will review the atom please and happy new year.