A friend of mine - despite my recommendations not to - has bought a Macbook Pro as his 'HTPC'. It's hooked up to the TV, and he uses the Apple remote to control Front Row. He doesn't have a rack as such and perhaps the MBP was a better stylistic decision. Still, what a compromise to make - it's a hokey solution compared to Vista Media Center and it's ecosystem. Anyway, not saying more about that to him. Among other things he would like better audio and wants a stereo DAC (digital to analog converter). He's familiar with my recently departed DAC, which is 'quite ugly', and my second-string DAC is 'quite boring'. Of my latest DAC, his opinion is 'quite ugly and boring'. I can't think of any which fits the criteria of echoing the design language of the MBP, and ideally something the MBP can sit on top of. Can you think of one?