Because of this group (which I freakin love), I'm in the midst of a near total system revamp and a fake divorce . It's all good because I haven't upgraded my system in 20 years but once you start reeling off numbers, the wifey feels you're just repeating what you did last week. Anyhoo...I have a dedicated HT and I'm pretty much a lover of music and movies so my room has to give me the business in both categories. So I did a "thing"...which I'll share more details when it arrives (this week)....and because of this "thing", a few other "things" popped into mind. One was, do I need a DAC? After some reading over a couple glasses of single malt, I'm thinking...maybe I do. Through HEOS and Amazon HD Music, I've got access to 24bit/192kHz jamz BUT is the built DAC from the SR6015 making me shake my leg the way I want? Idk. I have NO experience with external DACs so I'm curious. Is it worth it? Will it HANDS DOWN make my music sound better? Hit me with some recommendations...under $1000.