Whether it is the inherited sound system from the sixties or a new analogue hi-fi system, at some point, everyone wants to play digital signals on an analogue system. A good example is the purchase of a new TV - a nice big size, crystal clear picture and extra thin. This slim design often comes at the expense of audio quality. However, why buy a new sound system for the TV if you already have one? A flat-screen TV plus analogue HiFi system is one of the primary uses of the small digital-to-analogue converters. Most modern devices are already equipped with a built-in DAC module. A DAC module takes digital signals and converts them into analogue ones. Here at SoundImports, you can buy DAC modules from the brands Dayton Audio, MiniDSP and SMLS!
If most devices already have a built-in DAC module, why do you need an external one?
For the same reason why enthusiast build their own speakers even though there are pre-assembled ones on the market – several manufacturers use inferior components. Even though smartphones, for example, do countless things well, audio is not one of them. Standalone devices do a more excellent job at converting digital signals because they are designed to do one thing and one thing only.
What types of DAC modules are there?
Here at SoundImports, you can find USB DAC modules, headphone DAC modules, and Multimedia DAC modules. USB and headphones DAC modules are usually convenient to pack in your bag or with your headphones in any scenario and provide a substantial upgrade in your device's audio output. Multimedia DAC modules are larger units that are designed for desktop and home theatre applications. These usually require the unit to be stationery and part of a more extensive setup.
S.M.S.L recently extended their DAC Module portfolio. One of their newest DAC modules is the SU-8S, a balanced audio DAC that uses the latest ES9068AS decoding chip to decode high-quality audio signals. It is a Hi-Res Desktop DAC featuring complete MQA and high-resolution PCM and DSD decoding, as well as sharp clarity and low distortion. In addition, the S.M.S.L SU-8s has high-resolution Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity with Qualcomm AptX HD codec support.