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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

It's the analog audio signal that picks up the electrical noise.
Using USB or optical or coaxial, channels the audio signal outside of the computer case, while the signal is still digital.
As the DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) is outside the computer case (using the Modi DAC), the digital audio signal will be changed to an analog audio signal outside of the computer case.
Sound card work fine with external (optical or coaxial) DAC/Amp.
I'm currently using an external DAC/amp (NFB-15.32), connected optically to my computers Xonar DS sound card.
Okay, that sounds great! Now what if I wanted to turn off the surround sound to listen to music or something. How would I go about that? Would I be forced to disconnect my Dac/amp from the sound card or could I do it from my computer itself?
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Okay, that sounds great! Now what if I wanted to turn off the surround sound to listen to music or something. How would I go about that? Would I be forced to disconnect my Dac/amp from the sound card or could I do it from my computer itself?

 

For outputing headphone surround sound, you would enable DDL and set the sound card's audio channels to 6-channel or 8-channel.

For stereo music, disable DDL (or set to PCM) and set audio channels to 2-channel.

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