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I would like to connect a dac (say a Dacmagic) with the S/PDIF connection. Now, I have a S/PDIF connection on my motherboard. Can I use this one? Or does this automatically use the onboard soundcard on my motherboard? And if I can use this one, is it as good as a signal from a USB -> S/PDIF converter?

 

Also, can someone explain me the technical side of why the sound from a USB -> S/PDIF -> DAC is better than just USB -> DAC? I don't really get this because the original data is still coming from the USB connection.

 

Thx!

 

 

EDIT:: I was told to post this in the dedicated source thread. Please close/delete this. Or feel free to answer anyway :p


Edited by melie - 3/1/12 at 7:09am