I can see from your equipment lineup that you are obviously are in a much better position then me to give the OP a recommendation on this subject. Fairy Tale....lol, I thing not. Here is a recommendation to you: Try not being such a wise ass in your posts.
You don't have to be a wise ass to be able to figure out the simple fact if your sound wasn't broken you wouldn't be needing those paraphernalia in order to fix it.
P.S., re your remark of "I can see from your equipment lineup", the DAC that I have uses not one, but two ES9018 chips in mono mode (one for each channel). The Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ use only one ES9028PRO, which is still limited to 133db in stereo mode, whereas the ES9018 in mono mode has 135dB DNR so I can see from your ignorance the kind of position you're in.
hahah, if you going to make stupid statement like you did, at least get your facts straight. No, the mytech does not have a ESS9028Pro dac, but you should know that really doesn't matter, does it. The most important factor determining how good or bad a dac sounds is how the chip in implemented.
Vizio 80" LED TV Anthem STR Preamplifier Anthem STR Power Amplifier Auralic Aries G1 Streamer Lenovo 10" tablet as Roon remote Cambridge Audio CXUHD Blu-Ray Player Emotiva XMC-1 Emotiva XPA-5 G2 Paradigm Persona 3F Goldenear SuperCenter X GE SuperSat 3(2) Paradigm Ci Elite E80-IW In-Wall rear Pro-Ject X-tension 10 turntable w/AT ART9 Cart Parasound Halo JC3 Jr Phonostage
Aurender A10 has pretty impressive stuff under the hood - but it's AWFULLY pricey Saw / heard one and a high-end shop down the street from my neighborhood. The System it was connected to did sound awfully nice, but just the Speakers on that system cost WAY more than my entire system.
XPA-2 Gen3 ELAC Uni-Fi UB5 Goldenear ForceField 3 Amped Sub AR The Turntable / Shure V15-VMR BlueSound Node 2i (plus some decent "classics")
I wouldn't wait for an Emotiva solution. They have had one on the drawing boards since the XDA-1 days. Dan has said many times to just use a Mac Mini or RPi.
I'm not waiting for an Emotiva solution - I have solutions for my needs currently, so I am not actively shopping. But, if Emotiva has an option available, I'd likely try it (and maybe try it in parallel with one of these others). As dyohn noted, others like me using a PC as our current solution might actually have a problem that goes away when we try something else. (That said - anyone with a spare microrendu, send it to me and I'll try it and return it!)
As Keith noted, their new DAC is getting close, but their streaming solution is further away. That's fine w/me. Regarding their past approaches you refer to "since the XDA-1 days", back then they were talking some very different approaches vs. what they talked at Emofest last year. Frankly, I wouldn't have wanted one of the things they were talking about. But, what they talked at Emofest sounds more of interest to me and sounds more like the Sonore products than an "all in 1 streamer" like they were talking before. I suspect we'll see one as an RMC-1 expansion module and a stand alone unit..."in due time".
And, this is the very statement that led to me getting a PM and trying one! LOL!
XMC-1 DIRAC Full; Oppo 105/Spectrum Cable to Panny AE4000 w/106" screen; UltraRendu to LH Labs Geek Pulse X-Infinity; nCore nc400's or Prima Luna Premium Prologue to Maggie 1.7's; Rythmik F25; XPA-5 to CC-470v3 Center/ERD-1's; Thorens TD166 MkII/Denon DL207/XPS-1; 5-zone Sonos w/Def Tech AW5500's @ deck/pool/master bath & Sony SS-MB105/Polk R10 @ great room & kitchen. Two headphone setups: Hifiberry/BasX A100 and Allo BOSS/Schiit Asgard 2 (each to Senn 600's). PC w/Airmotiv 3b's. Roon user.