Have just bought Macbook and looking at basing a hifi around it. Have followed similar posts in the past and believe I have the following options. 1. macbook - dac - amp - speakers Pro - Most flexible Con - Takes up most space 2. macbook - dac - active Pro - Possibly Cheaper than 1 Con - ?? 3. macbook - B&W Zepellin / Arcam ipod dock. Pro - Small footprint, Airplay feature, both sound very good to me but dont have a comparision with 1 or 2. Con - Standalone system - not flexible Initially I would be looking a entry level kit as even these will be a huge improvement on recent listening qualities. For a dac I was looking at one of the low cost but well rated Behringer models. Suggestions most welcomed.