I have a simple question. I am creating a 2 channel listening area and will be playing FLAC files from my HTPC. The HTPC will be connected to an external Digital Audio Converter (DAC) then to an all tube amplifier. My question is how should I connect the HTPC to the DAC? There are three options 1. optical, 2. coaxial, and 3. USB.
I have been leaning towards optical, because of the lack of noise, but I am happy to hear other thoughts.
Given that I am leaning towards optical, can i use the on-board optical or do I need to invest in a sound card with optical out? Will there be a difference in the sound quality?
Thanks for any help!