Good Quality sound card with coax or optical out wanted. Need advice plz.
I have just decided to use my new PC as my one of my main sources for music and
also as a semi HTPC.
The advice I need is for a good quality sound card that will send 5.1 to
my onkyo AV amp for movies in DD/DTS and also send quality tunes to some M-Audio AV30
speakers I shall soon be purchasing (unless you have better
recommendations). Whether in mp3 or FLAC or on CD.
Would I be better connecting the AV30s to my PC via RCA or mini jack, or is there no difference?
My amp has coax and optical but would prefer to use coax. The amp can
decode DTS and DD-EX so I don't know if that will keep the cost of the
card down as price is an issue but I will pay for good quality.
I think I need to card to bitstream to my amp don't I?
Hoping around 40-50 pound mark. Am not really fussy but would love a
good sounding PC!
Many thanks for any help in advance.