After driving myself crazy on what to get, decided to order a refurb Marantz PM7000N. Considered the Node plus amp, the equipment in my original post, and decided to just keep it simple. Lots of good feedback on the Marantz. Hoping it has the AKM dac. Will not know until i receive it. Thanks to all for your feedback.
Enjoy - it doesn't have a huge amount of power, but as you said you keep the volume reasonable I think you will likely be happy.
I still use mine every day.