...try a fully loaded Empirical Audio Overdrive SE (with the Hynes upgrade). It has that lush midrange and warmth, and is very 3D holographic... but is also extended at both ends; with bass that can hit hard (with the right amp and speakers) and no top end roll-off. Not cheap ($6,400), but I really like it in my system with the Stax 007; now I see the only weak link is my Stax amp. And don't rule out the Hugo. Maintains the wonderful vinyl-like midrange of the Chord QB76, does DSD, and costs so little (comparably). It really does give a lot of high end DACs a run for the money. Anything Rob Watts does might be right up your ally, as Chord's midrange is very good throughout their digital lineup.
I've had the usual candidates (Berkley, Weiss, even a top-end Dodson) in my system for trials and the two closest to vinyl were Chord DACS and now the Empirical OD. Granted, I haven't listened to the Meitner, Esoteric, or the other real big boys except at shows, but many of those I find too clinical for my liking anyway. Best I've heard recently besides the two that I own is new PS Audio DSD ...way, way better than the old PerfectWave and smooth like butter on everything.
If none of those tickle your fancy and you want the best old-school; then look/listen/feel? some of the better NOS DAC's (Gordon Rankin's Wavelength stuff comes to mind). I also heard Triode at the show in Chicago. (The Japan company, not the Canadian one). All tubed DAC, preamp and those giant tube monoblocks...man those things hit hard with enough slam not to make me think of SS amps or SS anything. That was tubes done right. I'm sure a lot it had to do with the massive $22K amps, but their front end was very good too, and not outrageously priced. When I put my Chord Hugo in the chain it also sounded good; though again, the tubed Triode DAC had somewhat better synergy with this system. Triode takes this, and the Acoustic Zen speakers around to most big shows, so have a listen...this is digital done right...and the extensive listening I did was mostly 44.1 burns of CD's...nothing hi res.
Anyway, that's my ear milage for the past year. Hope that helps.