I'm using an NFB 5 which has USB, Optical, and Digital Coaxial inputs.
My PC has an optical out, and a USB (obviously), but no digital coax.
Question is, woud I gain a benefit of the my DAC receiving the signal through it's digital coax even if it was taken from an optical, or would just running straight off optical be better?
My DAC chip is DIR9001 which supposedly has low jitter, but isn't digital coaxial jitter free? I'm not certain how any of that works, so I was wondering...
was looking at getting another of these...
Had one before, but I lost it. I was using it for my old Mixamp which only had one optical, and digital coax, and I had two sources, both with optical outs. As far as for that use, it worked perfectly. Just not sure if it'd be beneficial for audiophile use.
And yes, I know about something like the V Link which turns USB to digital coaxial, but that's too pricey.
AFAIK, the converter just converts digital to digital, and I certainly didn't notice any difference when I used it before.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/17/12 at 5:53am