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?
I didn't say it sucks, It is of a much lower level compared to when you play the same music from a modified music server. Audio is all about shootout. And the sound and stage will always show the truth.

Never put words in my mouth what I didn't say. I would suggest; read better.

Most people think and believe that when you stream music it will be of the same quality compared to when you play it from a modified music server. But that is far from true. Most of our clients play music from their modified Lumin L1 and stream music from Qobuz. And they buy the albums and songs they really like.

The reason why we sold so many modified Lumin L1 music servers is based on the fact that it is so much better than just streaming it by Tidal or Qobuz. People have no idea how much more details and layers you can find on each recording.

This is why we work by Tru-Fi (True Fidelity) so people get access to all aspects of sound. Music is emotion and emotion is the only key to success in audio. So it becomes obvious why we only work by all aspects of sound.
The thing I love most about audio is the fact that the most emotional and intense sound and the stage will always be preferred. We always ask people to bring in their own music they know well.

People can compare whatever they would like to hear and compare with another product. When you would start to read about human emotion, you would understand why each audio system that can reveal all aspects of sound always will be chosen.

You said that music downloaded is 70% better than streaming, and streaming is for children in the real world where the rest of us live that equates to saying streaming sucks. You also said you buy 90% of your music from this same streaming service. To us losers you come across as an idiot but hey that's  just a losers opinion don't  take it personal. 
Oh, and I highly doubt your modified switch does anything at all. To prove it does send one to ASR and have an independent test on the thing.