I'm using a Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE presently for a preamp and like it a lot, but would love to see all the cords and cables go bye-bye. I like DAC's way of thinking in regards to shortest signal path. My ears say it works. Yesterday, while I was moving all my equipment, cords, and 'stuff' to a new equipment stand I began looking at all the mess of cords that I will have to try and hide and how unsightly and lengthy the signal path was with all those cords. Maybe I'm thinking too far ahead, but wouldn't it be nice to have the amplifier, preamp, DAC, USB converter, and music server all in one cabinet. Maybe have separate power supplies for the different functions in another cabinet connected to the main unit by a single umbilical power cord. Maybe just a preamp, DAC, USB, & server in one cabinet for use with the Maraschinos. This would really shorten the signal path and make playing beautiful music much simpler and something aesthetically pleasing to the eyes due to a lack of the tangle of unsightly cords. What a savings some people could have by not having to buy a plethora of expensive cables. Maybe just an all digital unit without having to convert the signal.....even simpler. Maybe I'm just dreaming, but with the quality of sound your products put out this would be the ultimately Ultimate AIO (all in one). I want one.