I currently own a Stello DA100 signature but when I stream from my sonos connect I still sometimes have the feeling that although there is plenty of detail it sounds a bit too harsh. I notice an improvement with Qobuz as a source instead of Deezer but still would prefer a warmer less detailed sound over analytical and 'neutral'. I guess it also has to do with the acoustic properties of my room (lot's of glass), so a more laid back image would be better.
From reviews I understand that the DA100 sig is rather forward as are my speakers (total difference compared to dynaudio for example which were too laid back to my taste (focus 160)), but how would it compare to the rega dac? Are there other dacs I need to consider? What about the ones with tube output stages?
My budget is flexible but I would prefer not to spend in excess of £1000 unless it's really worth it. More than £2000 is certainly out of the question....