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Using Bluetooth/Airplay with DAC, Purchase help needed

I just purchased a Chordette Gem bluetooth DAC but realized I have a problem.
I use Iphone/Ipad's and those products don't utilize APTX bluetooth so the benefit of the Chordette is partly negated. I could purchase a Samsung tablet with APTX but I really don't want to so that.

I also own an Apple TV box that has an optical-audio out. Can I use the Apple TV to stream music from my Ipad via Airplay and then send the signal from the Apple TV to a quality DAC?

I'm under the impression Airplay has similar quality as APTX, please inform me if I'm mistaken. I can return the Chordette and buy a different DAC if using Airplay/Apple TV is a better solution.
Would passing the signal through the Apple TV with optical audio out degrade the quality of the music.

I really appreciate help settings things up the best way.

System:
Naim 152 preamp
Naim 155 amp
Dynaudio Focus 160 speakers
Chordette Gem bluetooth DAC (can be exchanged)
Apple TV Box
Multiple IPads/IPhones to stream music

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