Can someone help me with advice on a DAC? At first I thought I read that it is an interface between an iPad or computer to use for converting files computer audio files into a better sounding alternative than going directly from mp3 to audio equipment sound. Then I thought, which is what I think I'd really like to do, is a way to convert FLAC audio files to a format that can be converted to a preamp readable format.
I thought I read that someone was using their iPad as a sound source as opposed to requiring a CD player. I really don't want a PC connected to my audio system but using the iPad as a source is OK I guess except for the fact that it is limited to 64 gigs max which really isn't a lot in FLAC file format music. I do have a 500 GB wifi External Disk Drive which I wouldn't mind having connected to my audio system either. I just didn't want a laptop or desktop as part of my audio system.
Then upon reading more I see that some companies are suggesting it seems to use a DAC as an interface between even a CD player and a preamp to give those CDs an even richer fuller sound.
All of this is a little confusing right now. Can someone straighten me out?