DAC for Music Vault Diamond Server?

I am selling my Ayre C5xeMP CD player, a fantastic player, to go the music server route. I will shortly purchase a Music Vault Diamond server. I do not want to exchange excellent sonics for convenience. Thus, I need to mate a high quality DAC with the server. It is unlikely that I will get to go and audition DACs, so I am asking for opinions based on my subsequently stated sonic preferences.

I had a Meridian G08 CD player that, though different from my Ayre player, I really liked. I also have an Alesis ML-9600 CD player/recorder that was heavily modified by Balanced Power Technologies. This player is a surprisingly good player that acquits itself very nicely in regards to producing pleasing sonics. I do not like hyper-etched sound. I prefer detail without an edge, liquidity, and pristine clarity through the mid-range with extended highs and excellent, though non-exaggerated low end foundation.

I am running Canary CA 160 monoblock tube amplifiers and Canary monoblock preamplifiers - modded by Gary and Bob Backert - and Von Schweikert VR5 HSE anniversary speakers, and copper-based cable.

I have checked into Alpha Berkely, Bryston, and Accustic Arts DACs. I will gladly take any suggestions based on the above. Please no lectures about having to listen to digital to know whether you like the presentation - that will not be feasible for me.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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I got to audition the Ayre QB-9 (runs about $2500) the other day and was blown away, I didn't know a digital source could sound so good!