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I am looking to upgrade my audio setup, and was wondering if using the Xonar DG connected to the Schiit Magni/Modi combo via optical would be able support surround? Shouldn't the Xonar DG output Dolby Headphone 5.1 to the Modi, and then the Modi process the digital audio while still retaining the audio quality of the DAC and the virtual surround from the Xonar DG? 

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The Xonar DG can only output 2 channel PCM audio thru it's optical jack

The Xonar DG will process Dolby Headphone 5.1 surround sound, before sending the virtual headphone surround sound digital audio signal thru the optical connection.

So go ahead and run an optical cable from the DG to the optical input jack on the Modi.

Set the DG to Audio Channel "6-Channel" and the audio output to "Headphone". and have S/PDIF enabled

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

The Xonar DG can only output 2 channel PCM audio thru it's optical jack

The Xonar DG will process Dolby Headphone 5.1 surround sound, before sending the virtual headphone surround sound digital audio signal thru the optical connection.

So go ahead and run an optical cable from the DG to the optical input jack on the Modi.

Set the DG to Audio Channel "6-Channel" and the audio output to "Headphone". and have S/PDIF enabled

So it should work as I described then?

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This guy just got his working a few minutes ago with that setup: http://www.head-fi.org/t/715962/looking-to-get-a-nice-audio-setup-for-my-gaming-rig-need-some-guidance/45#post_10550926

You can always ask him how it is smily_headphones1.gif
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This guy just got his working a few minutes ago with that setup: http://www.head-fi.org/t/715962/looking-to-get-a-nice-audio-setup-for-my-gaming-rig-need-some-guidance/45#post_10550926

You can always ask him how it is smily_headphones1.gif

I read the whole thread! I believe that's what I'm gonna do. Are their any significant differences in going with the Xonar DG vs the DGX?

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I read the whole thread! I believe that's what I'm gonna do. Are their any significant differences in going with the Xonar DG vs the DGX?

No. Just different slot types in your computer. Get the one that best fits your PC.
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