Is this true about a built-in dac? (cheap reciver)
Is this true? (take from a danish forum and tranlated with the help of google translate)
In most cheape reciever's you can not avoid the built-in DAC - whether you use the digital or analog inputs.
Even if you send a digital signal to the reciever, you can not avoid its built-in DAC,it will process the signal.
If you send an analog signal to the reciever to its built-in DAC it also convert the signal to a digital ditto for treatment within the reciever.
Whether you have a good sound card that can send a good signal to the reciever, you can not avoid that this signal will be converted back and forth by the recievers built-in DAC.
The sound is not better than the treatment that recieverens built-in DAC can achieve.
I have this reciver without a dab http://www.denon.co.uk/uk/Product/Pages/Product-Detail.aspx?Catid=Systems&SubId=MiniMicro&ProductId=DRAF109DAB