On the Dedicated Source Components forum someone is claiming that in a D/A converter the character of the sound is mainly due to the particular model of dac chip used. They say this is because the chip is the component that is actually rendering the waveform. They agreed that (in their words) “the implementation, including filtering and analog output stage also have a significant effect on the sound.” I had argued that “different chips enable different design options but a dac chip alone has no sound character as such”. Would someone be able to provide a link to a good article which gives insight into these matters. In particular I would like to know how far off base I was about the sound character of the chip itself.