General question: When to use DAC or AMP


could you please give me some hints on when to use DAC and when to use AMP?

I'm asking because I'm thinking about replacing the USB sound card I'm currently using for squeezlite on my PI.
Right now this sound card is connected to my stereo system.

Reading your web site I first thought DAC would be what I need because it is described as beeing a "a special sound card for the Raspberry Pi, that is optimized for one specific use case: the best audio playback Quality".

But reading the FAQ on AMP I read "For a complete stereo audio system you need the following components: HiFiBerry Amp, ..."

Now I'm a bit confused.

And one more thing. I was unable to find your FAQ using your web site's navigation. It seems to be well hidden.



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