Playing Stereo & 5.1 FLAC files via my AV set-up?
I've recently donwloaded the Studio-Quality Stereo FLAC & Studio-Quality 5.1 FLAC versions of Tubular Bells via the Bowers & Wilkins website and would therefore welcome a simple solution on to how I play these files. I have a Dell PC set-up as part of my AV system and Bowers & Wilkins have suggested that:
"both our formats sound best played back from a computer (using Foobar, Songbird or similar software) through a DAC (via optical/digital link) that supports their high bit/sample rates."
How do I achieve this using the Dell PC and the optical or coaxial inputs on my Sony STR-DA2400ES Amp? I'd guess that I need a dedicated DAC connected between the PC and the Amp but what is the best way? Any help or pointers on how best to acheive this would be very much appreciated.