This equipment is nothing more than Schiit !
Schiit is doing very well and expanding their facilities in CA very quickly appealing to the very demographic that Davey mentions. All their stuff is made in the US including all of the parts with the exception of the wall warts.
I'd first order the DAC and use it with my own unbuffered passive pre-amp (basically just a volume control). That passive pre-amp is problematic on some music but good enough for testing, and if I don't like the DAC I can still return it within 15 days.
Al's System (WBF)
They have a forklift that runs around moving parts/product. Their volume exceeds probably 80% of the brands discussed on this forum. But as I said due to low pricing the business only affords a couple people full time jobs. They're taking on a burden to offer the community prices that are wishful thinking in relation to inflation disparity.
They've shown at a show before, hopefully they'll continue with that so perhaps the social people will get a listen.
Just read the review in the current issue of Stereophile of the Yggdrasil DAC. Herb Reichert seems to really like it, yet reading JA's measurements, it would appear that he feels there are some engineering concerns. This all goes to show that one can really only trust one's own ears..and luckily the Schiit gear has a very amenable return policy. Nonetheless, when price rears its head, I question whether one can ask for a lot more??