Hey guys, I need some advice. As stated in the title, I'm looking to build a DAC. Having never owned one I'm a little unsure about what to expect from one. This wouldn't be a problem if I were interested in buying a commercially available DAC (I'd just go with the best rated in my price range and be happy), but I'm loving the building process and have decided to go the DYI route. I've read up on a lot of DACs but reading can only get you so far. Not to mention that there are no head-to-head comparisons to be found of DYI projects, so I'm unsure about how the different DACs stack up to one another.
The parameters for this project are pretty basic. I want to keep the parts under $100 (though I could be convinced to go higher), and get something that's fun to build/tweak. Ideas?