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 When it comes to the optical output on the Z cards, the ZxR does not offer any advantages over the Z (with the S/PDIF optical).So just get the Schiit stack and the Z.
 You can pick a stereo receiver from Accessories 4 Less. Speaker DIY kit.($260) Sub-woofer DIY kit. ($230)
 You would have to list a budget for a pair of speakers and a sub-woofer to be able to give you help you decide. Whatever you find on sale here is going to be about the best deal you can find for new speakers on sale. This is about as cheap as you can go for decent speakers and...
 Earlier today a used AD900X (on eBay) sold for $107, I did not get home in time to make a higher bid :(
 I just picked up some used ESW9s for a really good price and they do sound nice :) What sources are you going to be using the Lepai and ESW9 with?
Your better off plugging the headphones straight into the FiiO X5. (12-Ohm to 250-Ohms)If the headphones are more then 250-Ohms, then the receiver might be a better choice for driving the headphones.If your looking at a 2.1 speaker setup, then the Denon AVR-2802 should do a fairly good job.
You might be able to find a good price on the Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000) headphones. Low cost ones usually have a long shipping period.
 Budget?Are you looking at a 2.0 or 2.1 or 5.1 speaker setup?What sources will you be connecting to the AVR-2802?Going to get headphones to use with it?
 I buy all my analog and digital cables from Monoprice.
 You could get the USB version, but chances are the motherboard has an optical output.If not, you can always get the Asus Xonar DG sound card, $19 after mail in rebateAs the DG comes with an optical port.
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