Digital-to-analogue conversion is perhaps the most critical process you system undertakes - all those ones and zeros are brilliantly convenient to package, but they don't mean anything to your ears until they've been turned into analogue information. Which is where a DAC comes in.

But that doesn't mean you have to break the bank to do your d-to-a in style. Here we've rounded up the best DAC deals around.

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