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post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by sidel View Post

 

I prefer thinking it's tiny gnomes.

 

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When do you need a [new/different] dac? When you're able to distinguish that what you've got isn't up to the task.  This is of course going by a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" viewpoint.



Or maybe Keebler elves.

 

All kidding aside the OP is referring to a higher quality DAC than is in the source you're using or the one in your computer.

 

Any basic DAC does the basic job of converting a digital signal to an analog signal......but how well does it perform that task?

 

As long as your basic connectivity is being handled by the gear you have....your basic needs are covered.

 

Once you experience a system that outperforms yours and you might get the upgrade bug..

 

It's a basic fundamental of Audiophilia.


Edited by Assimilator702 - 10/14/11 at 8:34am
post #17 of 17

 A DAC would be useless with an analogue source like a turntable. But for most digital sources it would do cause something anywhere between a very minor change, to a quite large change.

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