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seditious3
post Apr 25 2013, 18:35
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OK, I'm running Windows 7 with an EMU-0404 PCI sound card.

I have a coax cable from the sound card digital out to my stereo system DAC. I'd also like to listen to my computer speakers, but not at the same time.

I also have an Apple Airport Express I could incorporate, as my DAC can take wireless signals. But I think it doesn't handle lossless sound without re-encoding, and I don't use itunes.

I don't care about the quality of the computer speaker sound, but care a lot about the FLAC to my stereo. I can use the onboard sound if need be, outputting to the DAC with wasapi.

How can I do this? Thanks!
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seditious3
post Apr 26 2013, 02:05
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Thanks, I use foobar anyway, so that helps. But how do I do the physical connections?
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post Apr 26 2013, 13:27
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QUOTE (seditious3 @ Apr 25 2013, 21:05) *
Thanks, I use foobar anyway, so that helps. But how do I do the physical connections?


Just a note about SP/DIF signal distribution practices.

Conventional wisdom is that you can only attach one SP/DIF input to each SP/DIF output, but that is more about good practice than what may work reliably in each case.

The *right* way to fan out a SP/DIF involves a buffer amplifier designed for its bandwidth and signal level - the devices we use to distribute composite video are appropriate.

http://www.cablestogo.com/product/41066?ut...CFUff4Aod9C0AGA

It is often possible to simply attach 2 SP/DIF inputs to a single SP/DIF output with a simple Y cable and end up with a reliable working system.
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