The HPA V200 has a D/A converter on board with a USB port. This allows 48kHz - 16 bit signals to be received from a PC or MAC. A digital signal will always have priority over an analog input signal that will automatically be muted. Since the RCA inputs could also work as outputs, on board the Violectric amplifier it is possible to convert a digital signal from a computer into an analog signal and send that to an amplifier driving the speakers of a hi-fi system. In that way the Violectric can replace the usually sub-par sounding converter (the sound card of the computer) or make an outboard D/A converter redundant. It’s hard for any USB DAC to exceed the quality of Violectric’s on-board Benchmark USB converter. And this brings us to the sonic competence of the HPA V200.