I have been told that the Monarchy M24 is excellent.
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try the Lavry D10. A number of discussions on the web call it a Benchmark DAC-1 beater. It is designed by an audio recording equipment firm, not by a high priced high end audio company. There is an recent review of the Lavry Blue on Stereophile. Or try the Benchmark DAC-1, alao made by an audio recording equipment company.
$1k is a hard "stop" in the world of DAC's. I found that once you're willing to hit the $1300-$1500 the sound is truely three time better in detail and bass. It's one of the few times in audio that the law of diminishing returns isn't true.
The Electrocompaniet ECD-1 and Audio Logic units are prime examples.
If you are looking at the Perpetual combo MAKE SURE that you get a Modwright, or other, modded P3 DAC. As for the the jitter aspects of the P1 I haven't seen any comparison to the Benchmark but suspect that it's just as good. The neat thing about the P1 is the ability to load software to correct speaker performance issues. And yes it does work.