The analog output of the computer works fine, so use it; connect it to an amplifier. It works great for me.
Use analog outputs of the CD player.
It all comes back to analog at the amplifier, so why subject it to conversion to digital and then back again; stupid concept. Conversions only degrade the signal.
I don't WANT to convert it.
I want the DIGITAL signal from my unused Marantz CD Player to get into my DAP which has a better DAC and the option of EQ'ing.
I KNOW I can use my PC but I want to dedicate my unused CD Player for the bedroom.