No idea - help required.
Right here goes, might be the wrong forum but here goes anyway.
Need advice, not technically minded so please keep it simple.
I have a Sony DA5400ES av amp, I also own an iphone 3gs / use itunes as my cd collection of choice.
My cd collection is all on itunes using a ( was top of the range, I must be mad ) VAIO VGN-AW11Z bought like everything second hand pc.
I want to get the best audiophile playback of my cd collection but have no idea what I should be doing to achieve this ( I am rapidly approaching 40!!! ).
Have looked and asked about the digital media port - ip50 thing I think - on this forum but nobody seems to know much about it or cares to answer. Is 50 ish quid, which seems alot for an adaptor that nobody seems to know much about, so im a bit clueless on this still.
A : Use the Optical Out on my VAIO to link it to my amp ? Not my favourable option as its bulky and will look messy.
Or B : My ideal option - pay the fifty quid for the Digital Media Port made by Sony ?
C : Put me out of my misery and help me out if theirs a better option ?
Doubts in my mind are as follows - Interested in the DAC route but dont really understand it all. Are the dacs in my av amp up to the job ? Why would I need to buy an external dac if the amp already has them ? Not financially able to spend loads at mo - but 50 0dd quid is not an issue so will it do for now ? Is their an easier answer ?