I wanted to provide a system decision update and to thank everyone again for the education and advice. I decided on the DAC-9 and the MCX 2 amplifier. I also went with a pre order of the Buchardt M400 speakers due in late June. I will integrate my existing Oppo disc player, B&W matrix 1 series ll speakers and my HSU sub until my M400’s arrive. My next decisions will be streaming capabilities and the do or don’t Decware sub build. I decided to go separate plate amp for the sub rather than my earlier multichannel amp power feeds to both monitors and sub.
The amp and DAC should be here by the weekend and then I can start to put some hours on them and get them burned in. I am curious to hear the new equipment and “modern” capabilities.
Take care and I will update once assembled and in service.