(Digital to Analogue Converter)
It's been a week, and as I said after a few hours, the differences are subtle but apparent. The music seems to emerge from a more silent background, recordings sound more spacious and there is an increase in overall musicality. The highest compliment I can pay is that I have been listening to even more music than usual, and that's saying something. I know this is just the beginning of my DAC experience. It makes much more sense for/to me than cd players.
I have been slow in aquiring new speakers, but still have some good small ones that should be considered from Mission, KLH, Telefunken, Wharfedale and Altec.
Update: It's been a while since I listened to the Altec Ones...they are nice!
Have a great weekend!