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Suggestions for a PC soundcard to feed an outboard DAC?

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by defguy, Jan 20, 2013.
  1. defguy
        I want to output SPDIF data to my Cambridge Audio Dacmagic feeding a Schiit  Audio Magni into HD 600's. I just discovered that my onboard USB is 16 bit 48k max. The DAC will accept 24bit 96k through SPDIF or 24bit 48k through USB.
    Any suggestions? I don't need  Dolby, an expensive built in headphone amp or fancy DAC's. I just want to output up to 192k 24 bit data for future proofing.
  2. PurpleAngel Contributor
    So, you do not want to output gaming and movie headphone surround sound thru a sound card's optical.
    Just basic 2-channel stereo sound, thru the optical.
    The Asus Xonar DG can output 24-bit/96Khz, $27
    The Xonar DS can output 24-bit/192Khz, $43

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