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Hi,I have quite a few flac files that are 24bit 96khz hires and i'm waiting for this usb external sound card to arrive
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Creative-Sound-Blaster-X-Fi-HD-Sound-card-24-bit-96-kHz-114-dB-SNR-ste-/380832038858?clk_rvr_id=589573618267&mfe=sidebar
and my goal is to play 24bit 96khz stereo files from my laptop via external sound card via optical out on card to optical in
on my Sony DN-1040 and play through my Tannoy V4's.
So my question is will the optical cable be able to carry the 24bit 96khz signal from the sound card and the amp display LPCM 96KHZ 2.0.
Thanks in advance for any info.
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Hi,I have quite a few flac files that are 24bit 96khz hires and i'm waiting for this usb external sound card to arrive
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Creative-Sound-Blaster-X-Fi-HD-Sound-card-24-bit-96-kHz-114-dB-SNR-ste-/380832038858?clk_rvr_id=589573618267&mfe=sidebar
and my goal is to play 24bit 96khz stereo files from my laptop via external sound card via optical out on card to optical in
on my Sony DN-1040 and play through my Tannoy V4's.
So my question is will the optical cable be able to carry the 24bit 96khz signal from the sound card and the amp display LPCM 96KHZ 2.0.
Thanks in advance for any info.

In general expect no problems. In reality the optical cable and line receiver in the audio interface easily have enough bandwidth, but they can conceivably be held back by the optical line driver in the source that you use to supply digital audio to it. This is not a common problem these days.
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In general expect no problems. In reality the optical cable and line receiver in the audio interface easily have enough bandwidth, but they can conceivably be held back by the optical line driver in the source that you use to supply digital audio to it. This is not a common problem these days.

Thanks for the info,i should get the card tomorrow.I'll let you know how get on.
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In general expect no problems. In reality the optical cable and line receiver in the audio interface easily have enough bandwidth, but they can conceivably be held back by the optical line driver in the source that you use to supply digital audio to it. This is not a common problem these days.

Thanks for the info,i should get the card tomorrow.I'll let you know how get on.

You might want to google a bit and see if anybody is complaining about how this mode of operation is broken or bragging about how great it sounds! I stuck my head up and sniffed around some, but it ain't my money on the line! ;-)
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I can share from my own experience, using optical cable for playing LPCM 24bit 96kHz and 192 kHz through an external DAC, works great.
The source box has only SPDIF optical, no coax output, this is why using optical.
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I can share from my own experience, using optical cable for playing LPCM 24bit 96kHz and 192 kHz through an external DAC, works great.
The source box has only SPDIF optical, no coax output, this is why using optical.

Thanks bordo32,you've put my mind at rest.Is your card the same one that i am waiting to be delivered?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Creative-Sound-Blaster-X-Fi-HD-Sound-card-24-bit-96-kHz-114-dB-SNR-ste-/380832038858?clk_rvr_id=589573618267&mfe=sidebar
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mirrorman, I actually was trying to answer the question:
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So my question is will the optical cable be able to carry the 24bit 96khz signal from the sound card and the amp display LPCM 96KHZ 2.0.
More like about the cable. If the card and the amp by specification are rated for 24bit 96kHz, it will work.
My signal coming not from the card, from other box/device. Sorry I was not clear in my answer.
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Thanks to everyone for the info.I'd just like say the card arrived yesterday http://uk.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-digital-music-premium-hd
and it was fairly easy to set up and is working a treat,and does everything that i wanted it to do and amp is reading out LPCM 96khz when playing my
flac hires music files.
Also audio sounds excellent from my laptop via soundcard via optical to SonySTR-DN1040 via Tannoy V4's.
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