For years the main source component of many audio systems was the CD player. Any CD player consists of (at least) two parts: A transport, which spins the disc and delivers the bits and a digital-analogue converter, or DAC, which converts the bits into an analogue signal. CD players nowadays often contain digital inputs that can be fed from other sources such as a computer, music server or streamer.
Digital to Analog Converters (DAC)
A DAC, or digital-analogue converter, does precisely what its name says: It takes a digital signal and converts it to an analogue one, which you can actually listen to. A high quality DAC, is essential to get the best sound from your digital music collection and streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify and Tidal.
A DAC is the component responsible for processing digital music files by converting them into an analog signal so that they can be played through your speakers or headphones. While a DAC is found in a variety of products that play digital media, not all are created equal. For example, the DAC in your mobile phone may be fine for phone calls and listening to headphones, but it probably won't sound very good when played on a decent stereo system. Since nearly everyone listens to digital music files these days, there is a growing need for these files to be played back at the highest quality possible In order to meet this need, we offer a wide range of DACs and digital music players at a variety of price points.
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