I think Kenn39 did mean preamp. In the typical lingo, an integrated amp is just a pre-amp and power amp in the same chassis. Most integrateds, therefore, won't have a built in DAC, although there may be exceptions. Usually, if they have DAC capabilities built-in, they are going to be labeled "home theater" receivers or "digital" receivers. But, you can also buy a standalone DAC--typically that will have a coax or toslink digital input and a pair of L/R analog outs that can be plugged into a line level input on your pre-amp. Because most DACs are PCM only, you won't get "surround" sound out of them, if that is something you are relying on for gaming.