Everything I've bought and actually kept, has been about 2 to 3 times my original budget.. ( Just telling my experience )Cambridge Audio , CXN (V2)
- Network Audio Streamer is right about your budget $1,000 , and down the road you can have it modified by Modwright..
This unit is getting pretty good feedback from some established Audiophiles.. ( Steve Decart, Dan Wright, Darco, and a few others I can remember at the moment)..
If I didn't have the OPPO 205 (modified by Modwright ) , I would be all over this one..
$ 2,500 total for a Modified
DAC, Streamer, Preamp, all in one seems to be a reasonable price to be at this level of audio equipment..
It took me about 2-3 years before I had my Oppo 205 modified , it was hard to spend $2,500 on the Mod... But after I did it's been one of my most used, can do with out, piece of equipment I have..