This is an extremely clean setup. I'd love to hear if your impressions improve after some time.
Thank you, being retired I spend a lot of time in there. One of the Reviewers of the Amber 3 stated that "The Amber 3 has transformed my room into a Concert Hall". I can certainly relate... The Amber has transformed my Stereo, the presentation is just so "you are there", even my wife has commented on how "real vocals have become".
The Amber is just what I needed and I'm glad I took the step forward. The whole reason I started looking for a good Tubed DAC was because of the ever rising prices of "Quality" Records. I have three times the investment in my Vinyl set up, and a $550. Transport, playing a Redbook CD into the Amber, has put my TT on notice. Hi-Res Files are just in another league, period.
It's ever so satisfying, I can't wait to turn it on every day.