I agree, I've never been happier with my music than I am atm. This is something I'd consider in the future and I expect it to be much better than what I have have currently but it should be for the price.We are moving more in the direction of an all in one and even the big boys are realising this. I am not convinced though about integrating a DAC into an amp as this technology is still changing. I prefer the idea of a slot in module for the DAC or a totally separate DAC, but then that means more clutter. Would be good to compare this with the McIntosh MA5200
The new integrated amplifier I'm ordering online next week has VU metres. Much cheaper and less powerful than the Krell but enough power for my bookshelf speakers.Or...Captain Kremin and the Krell People
At this kind of budget, although quite different, I wonder how a Luxman 509 would compare? Just gotta love those VU metres, pure HiFi Porn.