DAC for CAL CL-10

Any advise on a used DAC for my system. CL-10 feeding BAT vk3i to McCormack DNA 0.5 dlx to Vandersteen 2cis? Also cable. Want to spend $500-1000, used. Saw a Theta on this site today (cant remember model, maybe BAsic pro III) near the top end of this range. Would want a significant upgrade from built in DAC in CL-10. Can it happen for the money I want to spend?
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I have the CL10 and am using the Bel Canto Dac 1. The improvement was significant. They are available for under $1k but the demand is high so the price seems to be a little higher.
Swampwalker, check out these reviews, I think they might help answer some of your questions. Have definitely seen them used in that price range here. Good Luck,Charlie http://www.onhifi.com/product.shtml http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/belcanto_dac1.htm http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/belcanto_dac1_followup.htm
The Muse Two or Two Plus would be worthy of consideration. Saw one on E-bay yesterday.Check out review--http://soundstage.com/revequip/duvall02.htm
check out a Cal Alpha, this little unit is by far the most bang for the buck
I agree with the CAL Alpha. I personally use the Alpha with the Delta transport. It's tubes, so you can swap out the tubes and fine tune your sound. The difference a good set of NOS tubes make is incredible. You can find an 18bit Alpha well within your budget. dh