DCS Bartok APEX or LINA and master clock

I have a DCS bartok that I can get upgraded to APEX or I can sell the Bartok and purchase a DCS Lina and Master clock.  The cost would be about the same any thoughts on which would be better.

I have a pre amp already so I don't need the Bartok preamp functionality.

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I had the Bartok(non-APEX) and Rossini APEX in my system for an audition. The Bartok lacked detail and my wife kept saying something was missing. The Rossini APEX sounds unnaturally bright, but has the best soundstage that I've ever heard in my system.


You seem like a delight 

enjoy whatever it is you use — apparently its Totaldac 

Not bad, if you haven’t heard better 



Nope wrong again, I don’t own a TotalDAC but I have heard it extensively. I have an Audio Note DAC. I just call it like it is and what you said is ridiculous speculation.