Responses from mrmanisundaram

Back to the DAC
Would highly recommend Rockna....not as well known, but outstanding.  
Rockna Wavelight.  Very happy with mine.  
Dac that has tone and timing?
Rockna Wavelight?  It has won over many others in my system.  
Streaming Dac $5000-8000
+2 for Rose 150b  
DAC recommendations
Lab 12 Ref  
Combination streamer and music server…without DAC
Rose 150b  
Streamer Upgrade
@willg1985  Up until I got the Rose, I used an external dac......and have had a variety of dacs over time....last one was a ANK 4.1LE. The 9038 dac in the Rose is impressive.      
Streamer Upgrade
Rose Hifi.....I have the 150b that recently replaced a DCs network bridge and find it to b very good.  They have a 250 version that may fit ur budget.  Good luck w ur search.  
Preamp/DAC Suggestions
Rose is a fantastic streamer, dac, preamp, and a used unit can be had in the 4k - 4.5k range.  Good luck.  
Too many choices for R2R DACS--opinions appreciated
Audio Note Kit Dac 4.1 or 5.1.....they are awesome.....I have been through quite a few r2r dacs including the Terminator, Orchid, and such, and find the 4.1 to be absolutely fantastic.  Just does its job, no fuss.  Good luck.  
Thinking of taking the plunge.
A used Lumin u1 mini is a good option to consider.  No onboard dac.  
Need help choosing a new DAC
If u can find a used audio Note Kit dac, 2.1 or 4.1 it would be worth your while to try the out.  They ooze musicality, but very simple w no mqa, or OS,, etc. +1 for the Frerot.  Incredibly good for the price.  I have one w a external power suppl... 
Devore or Audio Note or other sensitive speakers: wanting to listen in Denver
If u fancy a trip to Kansas City, w some notice, u r welcome to listen to my system.  0/93s with Lejonklou Boazu and DCs network bridge for a source.  Best of luck in ur search.    
Integrated vs. Separates on a Budget
How many watts per channel do your speakers need?  If your speakers are 90db or greater, check out a Lejonklou Boazu........ Good luck.  
"warm" solid state integrated amplifier
Check out the Lejonklou website, and see if this line might meet your requirements.  I would say that it is neutral, rather than warm, but for the type of music you listen to......neutral may work best IMO.  But, ymmv.  Good luck.