Are you aware of this DAC list by Darko? It might be a useful guide. It is just one opinion though, so bare that in mind.
I have a Lite Audio DAC83 (and transport) which is now in his third division. Inevitably, older DACs gravitate down over time, using this subjective methodology review. It sounds pretty darn good but is nigh impossible to find now. Great power supplies and design, using 1704K chips.
Personally, my ears and listening habits have a harder time with most Sabre-based DACs, butt I haven't listened to all of them.
Folk speak highly of the Chord designs and they may be worth your audition time.