DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend

Okay...in another thread I promised to do a side-by-side evaluation of the Audiobyte HydraVox/Zap vs the Rockna Wavelight. Due to the astonishing incompetence of DHL this has been delayed. At the moment, I have a plethora of DACs here and am going to do a broader comparison.

I am going to do a compare of the Rockna Wavelight, Rockna Wavedream Signature, Audiobyte HydraVox/Zap, Chord Hugo 2, Chord Hugo TT2, Bricasti M3, Bricasti M1 Special Edition, Weiss 501 and the internal DAC card for an AVM A 5.2 Integrated amp as a baseline.

For sake of consistency, I am going to use that same AVM integrated amp driving Vivid Kaya 45s. I may branch out and do some listening on other speakers (Verdant Nightshade of Blackthorn and/or Wilson Benesch Vertexes) but want to use the Vivids for every compare as they are the fullest range speakers I have here. For sake of consistency I will use a Chord 2Go/2Yu connected via an Audioquest Diamond USB as a renderer. The only exception is the Hugo 2 which has a 2Go directly attached to it. I will use a Roon Nucleus+ as a server in all cases.

My plan is to use the same five songs on every DAC; In a Sentimental Mood from Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, Be Still My Beating Heart from Sting, Liberty from Anette Askvik, Duende from Bozzio Levin Stevens and Part 1 of Mozart String Quartet No 14 in G Major from the Alban Berg Quartet. The intent is to touch on different music types without going crazy.

I will take extensive notes on each listening session and write up a POV on the strengths of each unit. I am going to start this this Friday/Saturday and will be writing things up over the next month or so. If you have thoughts, comments or requests, I will be happy to try and accommodate. The one thing I am not going to do is make the list of songs longer as that has an exponential impact on this and make everything much harder. If and when other DACs come in on trade I may add to the list through time.
scott, i got my weiss dac502 yesterday, just gathering initial impressions... what a superb piece... i am going to need some time to figure this thing out it has a lot of toys on board (most interesting of which is room correction), and carefully compare against the mscaler/tt2 duo, as well as the audio note dac 4.1... fun fun fun  :)
@verdantaudio, if you’ve gone this far (and you have gone very far, indeed!), you deserve to listen to a lampizator in direct comparison (and I want to hear your take too). Something like the newer Atlantic TRP or higher (TRP is about $7k to 8k).  I now own the Atlantic TRP and am loving it.  Massive soundstage compared to Holo May or Wells Cipher who preceded it.  Still highly resolving.  None of the doodads that these other DACs have in spades, but just straight up tube dac magic with top flight Deltasignma chip.  Just saying…
I learned something important in the 35 years I was a professional sound man and that is your brain is the great equalizer, you will have the best idea of the sound in the first few seconds the only time your brain doesn’t have time to normalize your perception. 
Verdant when you get a chance can you list the DACs that are part of the shootout and what the msrp for each are?  Perhaps that is scattered across the thread but I don't think it has been summarized in one place, particularly since some changes from the original plan have developed.  If I missed it, I apologize.