rajani - have you heard any of these DACs? I would highly recommend finding someplace in Finland where you can listen to them before spending your money. It will alleviate bad feelings if you don't like it!
I have only heard the RME ADI 2, which is little bit same kind of the Benchmark DAC1.
My old Consonance CD120 Linear (cd w/16 bit dac) did sound very analog and I did like it.
Should I choose the Paradisea or the Monarchy?