Originally Posted by cel4145
It's only 2x2x1, so you could probably hide it somewhere. LOL
What you are trying to hook up with the extra digital signal? And is it coming from your computer? Perhaps someone can suggest an entirely different alternative?
Well... it's rather complicated.
My current DAC (Bencmark DAC1-PRE) is in my office with my computers and Turntable, etc. It's where most of what I do takes place. I use it as a HP amp as well as a preamp for my Outlaw receiver and as a feed (analog) out to my living room. I want that feed to be digital. I still need one DAC in my office, and I'll need one in the living room, where the better speaker / stereo system resides.
The analog signal running through the house picks up too much interference, hum, etc. The digital (I've tried it already) doesn't.
My laptop only has Toslink/optical out for S/PDIF, so it needs to be converted to digital over Coax after it feeds the DAC. I was planning on moving the Benchmark into the living room, and getting something like the Audiolab M-DAC for the office.
Your solution is good. I can split the Optical digital signal into Optical and Coax, feed the Benchmark (or whatever DAC) in the office, and feed the Coax S/PDIF to the living room. It's a good solution. I just didn't want an additional device / wall wart, etc.
I am hoping for a more elegant solution. I've got a good budget for it, so the M-DAC is not out of the question, I just wanted to know all my possible options.