HDAV just arrived an half hour ago.
The problem is i don't want to take the Essence ST out for music listening.
Just found that other thread where you also wrote:
No more high end HDMI soundcards like the Asus HDAV?
How did the solution with a second graphics card work?
A used Geforce GT 610 is just $25.
Wonder if there would be problems together with a GTX 1070.
Performance degression like when you mirror one card to two monitors (because of weird driver stuff or something)?
My setup is complicated because i will switch from time to time. Monitor, TV, Beamer...
But in no situation i want to send video to or through the AVR.
Sometimes i send audio to the 7.1 in on the AVR, sometimes directly to some DSP's and movie/game sound most of the time trough HDMI.
The idea is to make a tag in the FLAC files and switch the AVR over serial based on the tag.
Seems like two Xonar in one PC is not possible:
To bad because it would open up endless possibilities.
For example i use JRiver Media Center where you can play 4 different songs to 4 different zones with the H6 extension.
After looking at my motherboard manual and reading: If PCIE5 slot or PCI slot is occupied, PCIE4 slot will run at x2 mode.
Sure if the card does only audio the x2 mode would not be a problem.
But i was looking around and found a PCIe x1 slot GT 610: https://www.zotac.com/us/product/gra...0-1gb-pcie-x-1
Seems like the perfect card for an extra HDMI audio output.
All sound formats supported: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answe...a-gpus-support
Mixing the cards seems like to work: https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...will-it-work-/
And idle should be ~5 watts.