Originally Posted by Jon L
Xonar Essence does NOT support 88.2 or 176.4 kHz, correct? It will play them, but at resampled rates. Xonar also has coax/toslink combo jack; how is the toslink sound quality (what adapter/cable do you need?).
Lynx 2B can play up to 192kHz via its analogue outputs but spdif is limited to 96kHz. Lynx other cards like AES can output 192 kHz.
>NOT support 88.2 or 176.4 KHz
Correct. 44.1, 48, 96, 192.
>toslink sound quality
I don't really have any sort of metric to test against, so I can't say. I'm running the Xonar's optical output into my Yulong D100 and listening from there (either by RCA line-out into my Creative Gigaworks T40 Series II speakers, or by XLR line-out into my Practical Devices XM6, or from the headphone outputs on the D100 itself).
None; the Xonar comes with a little plug bit that jacks into the coax port that makes it compatible with TOSlink jacks. You can use any TOSlink cable you like; as long as your Xonar has the little plug bit, you're good to go.
(In the last picture, it's the left-most center cable. TOSlink/coax out, line-in, headphone-in, RCA out.)