Here are my "final" equipment choices. Opinions would be appreciated. We've gone round and round, but here's what we've settled on (wire brands the one unresearched part of this).
Squeezebox--(toslink)-->Lavry DA10--(balanced)-->Krell KAV280p--(balanced)-->Krell KAV2250--(speaker)-->Summits(wenge/black)
The lavry will not be in the initial buy, but will be the first upgrade. That gives me some time to change my mind on the dac brand or a transporter, but I think I'm settled on the lavry for the time being.