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What is a DAC? Getting to know the Audioengine D1

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What is a DAC and how do I use it? Believe it or not, we get this question all the time!

It's pretty simple really...a DAC is a Digital to Analog Converter which many in the audio world also call a Digital Audio Converter. Maybe it's not as simple as it sounds but it's an amazing device that allows us to hear music that originates as a digital file. 


Why do I need a DAC you ask? Humans can't hear digital so we need DAC's to convert these digital files to analog sine waves that can play over speakers. While your TV, computer, cell phone and other digital devices actually have a DAC built in, they're not very good. Hence, the need for a  good quality external DAC amplifier which you can think of as HD for your ears!

Using a DAC is easy! Check out the video below which we show how to use the Audioengine D1 DAC with a computer and our A5+ Premium Powered Speakers. 

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