Digital-to-Analog Converters: Articles & Videos

DAC buying guide

DAC buying guide

by Dave Bar

Learn how to find the best outboard digital-to-analog converter for your home or portable audio applications.

 
Intro to high-resolution audio

Intro to high-resolution audio

by Steve Kindig

Thanks to faster Internet speeds and cheap data storage, music files no longer have to be compressed into lifelessness. High-resolution music downloads that sound as good as or better than CDs are available for thousands of titles. Find out what makes high-res audio sound better, and how you can experience it.

 
Video: The advantages of a digital-to-analog converter

Video: The advantages of a digital-to-analog converter

by Ralph Graves

This video explains how a digital-to-analog converter gives you better sound from the music stored on your computer.

 
Video: Upgrading Computer Sound

Video: Upgrading Computer Sound

by Tara W.

Many of us have music on our computers. In this video, we'll go through the steps you need to take to create a desktop audio system.

 
Video: Connecting Your Computer to Your Stereo

Video: Connecting Your Computer to Your Stereo

by Video Guest

Steve Silberman from AudioQuest visited Crutchfield to share some techniques for hooking our computers up to our stereos and getting better sound.

 
Video: Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

Video: Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

by Video Guest

Ben from Cambridge Audio talks about their brilliant digital-to-analog converter, the DacMagic Plus. It's designed to improve the sound from all your digital sources.

 
Introduction to Stereo Music Systems

Introduction to Stereo Music Systems

by Jim Richardson

Are you an avid music lover? Then you should have a special space and the gear you need to properly indulge your passion. This article will help you put together a high-fidelity stereo music system that suits your lifestyle and the space you have in mind.

 
Learn the Language of Good Sound

Learn the Language of Good Sound

by Jim Richardson

It doesn't take deep pockets or "golden ears" to obtain and appreciate good sound. Learn about the terms used to describe sound, so you can find the right audio gear.

 
Audioengine Wireless System

Audioengine Wireless System

by Ralph Graves

Great sound and simple setup — that was Ralph's experience with the Audioengine D2 wireless DAC and 5+ premium powered bookshelf speaker combination.

 
AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 DAC review

AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 DAC review

by Dave Bar

A review of the AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 USB digital-to-analog converter.

 
Audioengine D3 USB DAC review

Audioengine D3 USB DAC review

by Dave Bar

A review of Audioengine's pocket-sized D3 digital-to-analog converter.