What im trying to determine is this: do I need a DAC in my home theater set up to maximize fidelity, or is this strictly for use on a computer and portable audio devices?
My current receiver is a bit of a dinosaur, but it works fine for now: Sony V444ES
I run my cable box audio, turntable, ps3, ps4 and nintendo wii u into the receiver. This receiver does not support HDMI so I am currently looking to get a second receiver for my living room and moving the old downstairs where my computer is. The receiver im considering is the Onkyo TX-NR626.
Do home theater receivers already have a DAC section? Or is a DAC not even necessary for my current home theater/gaming set up?
One other question, I just ordered a Fiio x3 for my portable player and read it can be used as a usb DAC. What exactly does that mean? Will this strictly be for when im listening to music directly from my computer?