Higher End DACs

I am looking for a DAC (potentially streamer&DAC) to be paired in a mcintosh system (c1100/611). Its my first foray into digital streaming and I have no need for a CD player.

I see a lot of love for Esoteric, however, most seems to be around their transports? Are they not as renowned for pure digital streaming and/or standalone DACs? I see DCS (for instance) often referenced for standalone DACs - how does Esoteric compare?
We all live in a world where most people think and believe that it is all about money. The money will never guarantee you anything in audio.  Since I have different clients from the US I am amazed by how different we work with people.  I work for my clients. I always put myself at last. Because my father taught me that life is not about me. But what I can do for others.

I do not compete against consumers, we are there to protect them. I think it is normal to take your profession seriously. So spending thousands of hours in research is normal when you want to take your job seriously. We feel very responsible for all our clients independently.
Bo is rambling nonsense, he claims only losers stream music yet sells modified network switch which supposedly brings streaming to a new level. What a new level for losers who stream? He also claims streaming High Resolution files from Qobuz sucks yet the same file downloaded is sonic bliss. I was bored so I read the Novellas and learned Bo is a nut.
“No, I say what I want to say!!”

Bo, how much additional would it cost the consumer when configuring a system should they choose to opt out of your sermons? Whatever the cost I can imagine that might become your number one seller.