A Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) is a compact device that extracts real hi-fi sound from a host of gadgets including Blu-ray players, Apple Macs, PCs, TVs and set-top boxes. It works by taking a direct digital audio signal from your device - before its own soundcard or DAC can do this. It digitally processes the audio signal dramatically improving sound quality and reducing distortion. The result is greater detail, sparkling clarity and a real sense of scale and drama.
A network music player is a hardware device that is capable of receiving and playing streamed media from either Internet radio stations or a home network. Audio streaming is one way of transmitting audio files on a continuous feed to a network music player often using convenient wireless technologies. The computer, which is typically used for storing the music file, acts as a music server by means of server software. The network music player is a typical receiver which starts playing an audio file as soon as some of the data has been received so that one does not have to wait for the entire audio file to finish downloading. The best Network music players enhance your digital music with greater detail, more accurate recreation of live recordings and significantly increased dynamic range.