Are you aware of a DAC that has a balance control?
My stereo does not use a preamp. The music travels from my hard drive via Ethernet to my DAC to my Amps. My DAC (Benchmark DAC1) has a volume control. The only other control I would like is a balance control. I would prefer not to buy a preamp to get that.
My other gear: two Classé CA-M400 amps, two B&W 800D speakers