Yup. Luckily for people like you and me, who seek high fidelity [aka high accuracy, faithful to the original signal] the pursuit of DACs which are neutral and completely transparent is shared by all the reference-grade DAC makers like Benchmark, as I've pointed out before:I find looking for a DAC, or an amp, with a "sound" to be a strange concept. I worked really hard to research, find, and trial the most neutral speakers I could get within my budget. I don't want any electronics coloring the sound, so they should be as neutral as possible as well. Meaning, flat from 20 - 20. So if flat is the sound, then I would agree yes that is the goal
Benchmark, who make very well-regarded, professional, studio-grade DACs with some of the very best objective measurements out there, puts it well:
"High-Resolution Playback Begins with an External D/A Converter
SONICALLY-NEUTRAL STUDIO MONITORING
Benchmark converters are designed to be sonically neutral. This sonic transparency is absolutely essential in the studio monitoring chain.
Benchmark converters have become a standard fixture in many of the world's finest studios.
Bring the Studio into Your Living Room
When Benchmark's professional converters are used in hi-fi applications, studio-quality sound can be enjoyed in a home environment. Enjoy pure music without any coloration from the electronics. Hear the music exactly the way it was heard in the studio, and exactly the way the artists intended.
Discover the natural, uncolored, analog sound of Benchmark converters.
SIT IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE
Transparent sound can go beyond replicating the studio experience. Recordings that have been produced with a natural and unprocessed sound can transport you to the performance space. Close your eyes and get ready to be transported!
The experience of "being there" can only happen when the entire audio chain is selected for maximum transparency"