DACs: what is a DAC? And do you need one?

A vital cog in your system explained

You may not even consider it, but most of us make use of at least one digital-to-analogue converter (more handily known as a DAC) every single day.

Built into the likes of computers, tablets and smartphones, the DAC is the fundamental key to unlocking the convenience of digital music. It converts the countless reams of digital information into an analogue signal that’s intelligible to the likes of speakers and headphones – and the human ear.

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