Currently I’m running Core from a fully updated Windows 10 machine that has an Creative Audigy sound card that is TOSLINK’ed to my YAMAHA RX V675 AV receiver then to Cambridge Audio Minx speakers, and Headphone Out from the same soundcard to my cans.
Both DACs (receiver and soundcard) support 192khz/24bit signals.
All music files are coming from an external USB attached to the windows machine.
I’m not completely happy with this setup but have been given a NUC that I will be using with ROCK soon.
In the meantime I’m curious as to what is actually happening with my signal to the receiver in this current setup.
The Core is pushing the signal into (or through) the soundcard DAC, goes through the TOSLINK and into the receiver that also has a DAC? (I’ve read that TOSLINK only supports 96khz. I could be mistaken, and I’m not playing anything over 96khz anyway, so I think that point is moot.)
What DAC is being used in this instance? Are they both in play? Are there potential issues doing this. Is one of the DACs just passing through the signal to the other one?
I’m learning a lot reading these forums, so I thought someone here would be able to let me know what’s up here.