At Bluesound, we’re an alliance of audiophiles with the mission to create innovative wireless digital audio products and technologies that allow for the most true-to-life music experience possible. We want everyone to be able to listen to their favorite music on Bluesound, in the audio format that they prefer.
You do not require a DAC for output on the Bluesound NODE (2) or VAULT (2) when using the analog RCA output. The Bluesound NODE and VAULT come equipped with an on-board 24/192 kHz DAC.
If you choose an external DAC with Bluesound's TOSLink connection, please be aware of Bluesound's 24 bit /192 kHz output capability. Some DAC's may not support this level of quality for TOSLink connections.