With the new EAD TheaterMaster 8000 units introduction, they are going up against more popular players in the HT/music preamp arena. I don't think many people know or are familiar with EAD (Alpha Digital Tech) and it's products. I am wondering if I should upgrade my Encore to one of higher end units (ovation 8 ect) or just get a outboard DAC similar to what Theta offers (Superior/Extreme DAC's) Could this actually be done and will it be better? Any comparisions out there? look at some specs here..