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Let me setup what I'm trying to assess, specifically for listening to stereo music on Dynaudio floorstanding speakers:
I'm using an older computer (mATX - AMD 939cpu - nVidia 6150 onboard video) as an htpc with an onboard fiber-optic spdif audio output and a YPbPr video output running openELEC to access my server based content (audio and video).
Looking to take either the spdif optical out or a usb to spdif converter from the htpc to a Proceed AVP2 processor.
Not sure yet what to expect from the PC's onboard spdif output stream, although I did confirm it works to a Harmon Kardon-AVR and a pair of powered computer speakers (still need to run the CAT5e cable to where I have the Proceed).
I'm wondering if anybody has been through a similiar audio output setup on a PC to know if I will benefit from an asynchronous usb to spdif converter for audio into a prepro.
If you have, could you name the converter you are using, please?
If you found the htpc spdif out to be the same as the usb-to-spdif out converter, could you let me know what the basic specs are on your PC (like I provided above).