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I am planning to upgrade my laptop's built in audio card.  I am planning to purchase a USB DAC with a digital out (Coaxial or SPDIF).  I plan to use the digital out in order to connect to my DTS receiver and achieve 5.1 surround sound for my digital movies or DVDs played through my laptop.  Can this be done without the use of Dolby Digital Live seeing I already have a DTS receiver?

 

The devices I have been looking at are Fiio E10, X-FI HD.  

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Yes no problem, I use a similar setup; Turtle beach micro II usb to receiver through toslink. I get 5.1 if I bypass 5.1 dts/dolby sound directly to the receiver without any interference from the computer.

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Originally Posted by Pettnolf View Post

Yes no problem, I use a similar setup; Turtle beach micro II usb to receiver through toslink. I get 5.1 if I bypass 5.1 dts/dolby sound directly to the receiver without any interference from the computer.


Do you play movies and music using this setup?  What applications do you use?

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Ok so I bought a X-FI USB HD.  It works perfectly!!!  And I am able to get AC3 passthru.

 

Thanks for everyone's help.
 

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