First time poster, long time lurker. My step-dad just gave me some old Hi-Fi equipment a pair of Bose 301 Series IV and an Onkyo TX 8511 2 Channel Receiver.
I keep most of my music (FLAC and Apple Lossless) on my computer. I tried hooking up through the horrible onboard audio card and got a horrible static. From my understanding I need a DAC to link my computer to my receiver. I was hoping I could trouble you all for some advice suggesting one that would go well with this set-up.
I have an on-board optical audio port but would also be curious to know if there was a USB DAC so I could use it on my laptop as well--which would be an added perk.
Or even if this set-up is worth maintaining at all.
Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong section.
Oh and it will be used in my room which is a bedroom on the smaller side, I can put them on a bookshelf or on my desk.