im thinking of what my next move should be as far as putting my new basic rig together, besides the seemingly endless computer parts. right now im rocking an avid eleven, and focusrite scarlett solo interfaces, and alesis monitor one speakers, with an avantone on the shortlist, and a Bose home theater, and various Bluetooth and computer speakers. this rig is a transitoinal rig, to use while the house is getting remodeled, and while i archive my old media. its a cross between general listening, problem checking, and getting demo materials together for eventual finished songs. live capture isnt my first objective, but quality improvements their dont hurt. since most of the stuff is programmed, or virtual amps, and i dont have a tracking room proper yet, i think the listening side of things would be the best place to put some $ into. lol so i can hear better the flaws of my $14/mo youtube premium sub.... i wont be doing any 'official' mixing either as ill be bouncing around while this remodel painfully goes one room at a time. so heres what ive got in mind so far, and looking for suggestions, critiques, and reality checks. Mains, or large monitors are off the table [ugh] until i have a proper place for them, which could be a year or three. Interfacing/Conversion: DAC- mytek liberty- [1k$] seems to be tough to beat performance wise, usb, with a 127db dynamic range, and a 1/3 rack size. ive been waiting for the updated 8x192 to drop, but it hasn't. so this seems like the most performance i get get for the buck in the dac realm. the mytek brooklyn does 129db dynamic range, and is 2k. ADDA- Lynx e22/44 [750/1050$ with cables] these are faily old  and still high performing pcie cards, with somehting like 118 db dynamic range on the AD and 123db on the DAC. they are cok solid stable, and low latency, but limited to desktops, or a pcie expansion chassis [300$]. it outperforms the UA apollo wich has a 115db DR on the AD and 121db DR on the DAC. this outperforms the RME hdspe card by several db on the adda at the expense of i/o count. addac/preamps/DSP. UAD apollo or Arrow runs 600-900$ depending on usb or thunderbolt. the UA arrow ($500) requires thunderbolt 3 [80$] for the pcie card if not built into the motherboard, or an expansion chassis (3-400$). these have built in pres an dsp which is kinda cool. Speakers: yamaha HS5's/sub- these speakers are cool, and im gonna get them eventually if not for stereo, for srrounds. the speakers are $400 a pair, and the sub, the same price. they are a sure step up from the alesis in a sense that they have a flatter mid range. ive mixed on the 8's before and the mixes translate well, but arent the most nuanced or detailed. i found the 5's to be somewhat of a poor mans ns-10, crossed with a smoother more extended frequency response. after hours at the store, i found i liked the 5's better than the 8's, which i had breifly owned, becuase i think they focus on the important part for me [low mids/mids] better, and the sub would handle the lows. the 8's just seems like they were trying to cover too much ground. avantone ns-10's- [$700] these seem like a great alternative to hunting down a used pair of the real things, scraping the residue off, and hoping they are the real thing. i like the idea of having NS style speakers, and wish yamaha would've done a re-issue. my concern is that the avantones dont have the true peculiarities that make the originals so worthwhile. i have mixed on a pair or originals powered by a halfer maybe about 15 times. amps [3-400]- yamaha, crest, or crown [new], maybe a bryston [used] entry level amp for the avantones. KRK Rockits- i dont particularly like these speakers but i see them on alot of hip hop/electronic producers consoles, and i think they have a valid voice. being they're fairly low priced, they would make a decent b or c reference. AKG/Sennheisser headphones [1-400] i havent had a pair of cans since i sold my 240's which at least said made in Austria. i use cans mostly for listening on the couch, so not a main priority, but an alternative, and something i dont have at all right now. so thats pretty much it. im really leaning towards that mytek dac, or the lynx + hsm5's. those seem to give me the most performance for the dollar. i just wonder if ill realize much of the dacs potential with medicore speakers, and random listening rooms. it certainly would be cool. the lynx gives input channels, high performance latency specs, and close to mastering level audio specs even by today's standards, and probably pairs better with the mediocre speakers/rooms, but does require a desktop or a digital connection on the other device. since ive been trying to phase out laptops this isnt a horrible notion, and its simple enough to run some cables and a monitor selector or pigtails/patch panel. the mytek liberty just really seems like its a cool unit, and its one of the highest spec DACS ive been able to find out there. it does one thing, and does it well. the price is not cheap, but not out of reach either. just enough to make me think twice right now, but within reach enough to really have me considering it. it'd be by far the nicest peice of gear ive owned as far as pro audio [maybe batched by my 414xls], and something 'special' ie not common, and very high spec. im gonna get the yammys' either either way, its just matter of now, or 6 mo or so. the lynx is more utilitarian, but does have a significant upgrade to th AD side, which i wouldn't upgrade for a while if i got the liberty. i have a new beta57 mic waiting and it would surely sound better thru the lynx than the eleven rack or scarlett. so the AD side wouldnt go to waste. the lynx is high performing, but not exceptional, just above average a bit. the low latency is very welcome for my guitar playing. anyway i appreciate any thoughts and perspective anyone might have on this. thanks.