Great! Would love to know more about the Ypsilon DAC/Transport from those who've heard it. I have heard their Ref Monos on YG Anat Ref IIs years ago along with Boulder 2010? digital ref at that time. Incredibly clear and incisive. Could not tell what was what since it was new to me, but i certainly was impressed by the power that seemed to drive the YGs. And i have read great things about their digital.
It is curious. I would think twice before getting a preamplifier without balance control, but as far as I remember I only used it to mute channels for checkup and measurements. As modern preamps have a remote that changes very slowly I got used to removing the cables - much faster and expedite.