PS Audio DLIII is a good bet at your price point. I was looking for a more esoteric dac for my Mac Mini but "settled" on the DLIII and am very happy with it. Not looking anymore.
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New Eastern Electric Minimax DAC - $750. - This was just emailed to me by a friend that I recommended the very same DAC.
This weekend I finally got the HiFace and a Black Cat BNC cable...and got everything hooked up. My config is RCA Analog out of the EE Dac to my pre-amp via a Cardas Golden Cross (my personal favorite interconnect cable). Long story short, the sound is absolutely stunning. I did a bunch of A/B comparisons with my other sources (Sony XA9000 ES SACD player, etc). There is a tiny bit more detail with the Sony player...albet in a very cold, thin, clinical manner vs the EE...the warmth and soundstage width of the EE blew away anything I have ever heard in my system. Music suddenly became much more emotionally involving. The difference was not subtle...it was huge! Some of my High-Res files through the EE litterally put me inside the jazz club. This is exactly what my Krell/Revel set-up needed. Again, thank you for turning me on to the EE. It is the best addition to my Hifi system in a long time.
I briefly owned the Bel Canto Dac2. While I thought it was a good sounding dac, it was easily bested by the PS Audio DLII. ANd as mentioned above, the DLIII does provide balanced output which takes it up a notch. Something I found annoying about the Bel Canto dac was the input and outputs on opposing sides. It was a pain to place in my rack. A minor quibble but it bugged me.
The PS Audio also offers USB input. I haven't used it but it's there.