So what do expensive DACs do that cheap ones don't do? I've read in the past that the well regarded DACs "colour" (or "color" for my neighbours (er, neighbors) to the south) music in a pleasing fashion. I can certainly see how this could be true based on my own listening experience. So, do you agree or disagree? If you agree that "better" DACs colour music, then why would you want them? Wouldn't audiophiles want to avoid all alterations where possible, even if they supposedly sound better? Of you don't agree, then just what is they do better? Regards, Martin.