Great sounding smallish DAC, balanced output, $3K

I need a DAC with a small footprint: standard width okay, but shorter depth (maximum of 11", shorter better). I also would prefer balanced outputs. Price range is up to $3K, new or used. Any suggestions most appreciated.
Bel Canto dac3
There is a Northstar Extremo listed on Audiogon right now for $2500.
PS Audio digital LinkIII.
I maybe selling mine.
You can Email me if interested later.
Benchmark DAC1. Lavry DA-10.
I'll second the Benchmark. The Cambridge DacMagic is also very good, though decidedly warmer sounding than the DAC 1. IMHO, in some systems, the Cambridge will be a better choice. It is also a great value at <$500.

dacmagic is giant killer.
thanks all, most appreciated!
Benchmark is way overrated, in my opinion. I would get a Bryston DAC....
The DacMagic is excellent, but with a budget up to $3K, it is certainly not in the league of the Bel Canto DAC3 suggested earlier. As a disclosure, I sell both brands.
One may have a preference of one DAC over another, but the measurements of the DAC1 and BC DAC3 speak for themselves. The review of the Bryston CD player and the DAC in the B100 do as well.
Apogee Mini-Dac is less than $1,000, very small, very versatile, supports high sample rates, had balanced outputs, a good headphone amp, and sounds very good to me.
I just picked up aben Benchmark Dac 1 USB...I would not call it warm, but pretty accurate. The rest of my system was on the warm side,,,It's still breaking in though. Love It so far