Sorry if this has been asked somewhere before, I spent some time searching through the threads but couldn't find the answer to the specific question I have (the online manual and other online reviews didn't help either). I would be grateful for any info if anyone has it.
I am planning on getting the RS 220s in a few days to upgrade my RS 180s. One of the reasons is the extensive connectivity it has, I want to connect my TV and Xonar STX to it through TOSlink and Coax cables respectively so I can switch between them easily for outputting to the headphones. The loop-throughs would also allow me to feed the digital signals to something else (e.g. FiiO E17) if I like. However, I also want to be able to output either of these inputs to a set of speakers via the analogue output - in particular, the TV since the in-built speakers are awful. Now the phones themselves will have DACs in them and the base unit should have an ADC for the RCA in->DSSS signal, but what I cannot gauge from the searches I have done is:
(1) whether the digital inputs are fed to a DAC (assuming there is one in the base unit) and re-routed to the analogue RCA outputs automatically; and
(2) if so, is this also done in loop-through mode or is it simply coax in -> coax out, optical in -> optical out, RCA in -> RCA out?
If (1) is not the case, then I will have to feed the TV input into a separate DAC before feeding it to the RCA in on the base unit, which I'd rather avoid if possible.
Very grateful for any advice!