Best DAC b/w my Marantz DV-8400 and Cary sli-80

Speakers are JM Lab Chorus 706s. I am willing to spend between 750-1250 for this project.

Need your expert opinions!

if you're asking what the best dac between your marantz and cary, i'm going to definitely say it's your marantz as the cary has no dacs. all cary amps that i've ever encountered are point to point wired. no circuit boards at all.