So can i indulge in a bit of idle speculation!
I'm a died in the wool Naim man so it's very unlikely that i'll leave the fold. BUT ... if ND555 rumour / speculation is to be believed (and of course no one outside of Naim really knows) then we may not see an updated NDAC alongside the new streamer. I can't be bothered with all of the computer audio router / NAS etc. business and i have various domestic broadband limitations which are likely to preclude a high end streaming anyway so i'm going to have to remain DAC focused - of course i could use the ND555 as a DAC but I somewhat resent paying for superfluous functionality.
So if i were to leave the Naim fold for a bang up to date DAC where might i look? - I can't stand the Chord aesthetic so unlikely to go there - any bright ideas? Budget not really an issue as we're purely in speculation zone!