Tee Squeeze box is very popular. Slim dievices is also selling a $2000 version called a Transporter.

There are not many reasonably priced stereo preamps.

How about a good to very very good preamp (look at Bryston's) with a DAC option so one could use a spidf from a squeeze box or computer audio server etc and have a very nice evening of quality music.

Price should less than $1500 with about $250 for the DAC.

Of course the next thing is a quality stereo amp.

See next post.