I'm new to this board. From reading some of you guys' posts, it would appear that I really don't know much about audio. I know that I love good audio, though, and would like to learn more. I'm looking to get a stereo component system, with a stereo receiver, cd player, speakers, and a pair of great headphones. I see you guys talk about DAC's a lot, but I don't know what that is. I know that I'll probably want a headphone amplifier. My question is, why would I need a DAC?
Here is the system I have these in mind:
Cd 5 disk changer:
Thanks for you guys' help!