I've heard generally good things about the Touch as a digital source. Might be more jitter from Touch through coax than using Bifrost's async USB input. Touch I believe is limited to 24/96, so if you were planning on listening to 24/192 material you'd need the PC for that.
Thanks for the reply. My bifrost is waiting for me at the front door right now. BTW if anyone wants a bifrost and doesnt want to wait through schiit backorders, keep checking amazon. there were 10 in stock for the past few days. i ordered on tuesday morning... much better than waiting :)
Anyway, I just want to know if my $350 was well spent and I'll hear a difference. Maybe I should have gotten the USB... I'm not very technical, nor would i know the difference between 24/96 and 24/192 but I'm looking for a clear upgrade (hopefully). Another question - is the DAC pidgeon-holed by the amp its feeding to? For instance I have a cheap ef2a which I like a lot, but since its not top of the line - will feeding the bifrost to it not make a world of difference? Do you need better and better amps to get the most out of the DAC?