John Marks of Stereophile suggests the Benchmark Media Systems DAC-1. ($950) I bought one and love it. I haven't compared it to anything else but it sounds like the real thing to me.
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No contest, Bel Canto DAC 2.0. Can be had for about $900 used if you are patient. Universally well reviewed, excellent selling potential. I sold my DAC 1.0 in one day, priced right and it held its value pretty well while I used it for about 3 years. Another possibility, the Scott Dixon DAC, that goes for about $350 new.....been compared to the DAC 2.0 and to other more pricy offerings. While affordable, it does not have as finished of a look as more expensive products.
Bel Canto Dac 2 for $800-900 used would be very hard to beat........I would take this over Musical Fidelity Dac and I am big fan of MF gear.
This is well known time tested and often reviewed Dac (soundstage award winner) there are always relatively unknown newcomers out there that may be worth taking a chance on if you can get trail period.