I was extolling the virtues of my new D70 DAC to someone, and they asked (after I’d already gone on at some length), “What’s a dak?”
So I groped for an explanation, and the one I found was that it’s the new turntable. They take static representations of music and turn it into analog voltage; they almost all are built from a few different chip lines, which are the analogue of the cartridge; there are many designs but only a few basic architectures corresponding to belt-drive, direct-drive, etc. on turntables; you can spend as much as you like on it but a couple of hundred bucks will get you a decent one.
He understood immediately.