Although I have a Mcintosh C11 patiently awaiting a recap and currently using the MA6450 (preamp portion), I’m not sure either is going to be the perfect match for my bottlehead Paramounts (2a3). That said I’m looking for a little insurance in my next purchase. The two front runners are a Schiit Saga (a big thanks to @TubeHiFiNut ) and the Musical Paradise MP-701 (thanks to @marantzfan and @billfort for turning me on to musical paradise with their great DAC reviews). The bottlehead “submissive” was a thought, however it it’s only a passive option and the schiit beat it out having a buffer/active extra option. The beepree may come down the line (at a higher price point). Any recommendations similar to what I have already mentioned (price point and connectivity) or just an opinion on the two front runners?