hello, head-fi community. i am new here, and new audiophilia in general. it's all so confusing and overwhelming to me. right now i'm using a Y-adapter RCA cable from my computer's line out to my analogue-only 1980s receiver. i think my sound card is called 'High Definition Audio Device.' i play FLAC files using Media Monkey.
my first question is, would you be able to help me achieve higher sound quality and fidelity? my computer has S/PDIF ports out (both optical and coaxial) on the back, so i was thinking of plugging an optical cable in and then converting it to an RCA cable to plug into my receiver with this: http://www.amazon.com/D3-Digital-Converter-Optical-Toslink/dp/B005K2TXMO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
my second question is, would that improve sound quality in any way over my current setup? i know it would if my receiver had an S/PDIF input for a direct connection, but it doesn't.
thank you for your time