I have bee using in my system very good units from professional SPL, Volume 2 and 2 Control, in my experience and based also on good reviews they are terrific unis transparent with neutral but no harsh sound, together with my Odyssey amplifiers. Nuprime DAC-9 and 10 as DACs
Well, just before yearend and just to keep the light alive of the always present quest for better sound I put aside these units and tried NuPrime DAC-10 as DAC/pre and also the DAC-9, what I found was a more transparent and revealing sound, could say brighter yes but ina good way, really, I lifted up a thin veil but one that without it allowed me to better perceive details, ambient and have a more trasparent and immediate feel of music.
You should try, I was very pleased. Just for the record my main target is always value, price-performance and those DACs perform lovely.