Sorry, but Arnyk, I have seen you recommend that UCA-202 unit before and I just want to make sure I am correctly understanding it's purpose. I want to output music (flac, wav, etc) from my computer to my Pioneer VSX-1015tx (which I just picked up off Craigslist for $30!) To power 2 Pioneer sp-bs22 speakers. The idea is that because the avr does not have an hdmi input, which my computers sound card can output, I need to use the headphone jack of the sound card to rca's to input to the avr, in which case I would be using the DAC in the sound card, which may be of questionable quality. With the UCA-202, I can output the music digitally through USB and then allow the DAC in the UCA-202 to convert to analog, and then send the analog signal through rca's to the avr, resulting in better sound quality. Is this correct? Basically, I am unable to use the DAC in the avr because I have no way of getting the signal digitally from computer to avr. Correct? Thanks for the help! I know this may be a subjective question, but I appreciate the opinions, is the DAC in the external UCA-202 unit going to be noticeably better than the DAC in my on board sound card? (Gigabyte motherboard,core i5)?