I'm having difficulty wading through the DAC fog, availablity and features. What are some choices for a good DAC for $500 or less.
I'm not aware of any DAC's in this price range other than products like the Squeezebox which are a different type of component. There may be some however.
For $500 I would look at used DAC's if you already have a transport.
If you are thinking new transport/DAC, I would put the money toward a good one box player such as the Rega Apollo.