Firstly, I'm new to this and I'm about to make my first purchase on my way to a descent system (Monitor Audio BX5's).
I've currently got a relatively poor setup - an out of the box Onkyo HTR990 and some of those THX Speakers they come with (crap) so I'm slowly upgrading and replacing everything in the setup.
When I went and listened to the BX5's we got talking about a DAC as a lot of the music I listen to is on Spotify Premium/NAS (MP3, yes I know..) the latter I'm slowly getting copies of FLAC audio as the quality difference is night and day.
Anyway - I digress. Maybe I'm missing something simple but I can't understand how you could impliment an external DAC. The item suggest's its an Digital-to-Analogue-Converter but I don't understand how it could do just that when you could only ever hook it up to something that has analoguous output? I.E. my phone has a 3.5mm jack out.. that's already analogue at that stage so how could a DAC be used?
Maybe I'm missing something simple but I'd appreciate it if someone could shed some light on something that confuses me.