I am looking to build my own arduino-based board that, when triggered, will play a file (line out, not amped to a speaker). Most of the audio shields I see are more complicated than I need, so what I'm wondering is what is the barebones circuit I would need for audio output? I've got the atmega and SDcard side fine, I'm just not sure what IC's are involved in audio output. WAV's are fine so I don't have to deal with mp3 decoding.
PS feel free to move this to electronics instead of arduino, I'm not sure where it belonged since it's built into an arduino board but is more the electronic circuitry.