Do I really need an iPod dock?
This might be a silly question but...
An iPod connects to a Mac via USB.
A Musical Fidelity M1 (or almost any other DAC) has a USB input.
So if all I want is the digital signal out of my iPod, do I really need an iPod dock? Can't I just plug the iPod into the DAC via USB - or does a dock do something that a DAC on its own can't?