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    Optical out from a sound card to the amp

    The motherboard might have the pins to connect a plate with SPDIF and COAX outs. I'll have to check the manual to make sure.
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    Optical out from a sound card to the amp

    Hi, I have a DAC built in my integrated amp (Marantz PM6006 UK with SPDIF and COAX inputs) and would like to use it instead of an external DAC. I use my computer for music and it doesn't have a coax or an optical out, and currently I would prefer not to buy an external DAC or an external sound...
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    Pairing the right DAC (or another converter...?) to a Marantz PM6006 UK

    I see :) Another thing I thought of is simply using the following configuration: PC via HDMI to my 7 years old Samsung TV then to the Marantz via the TV's optical output. It's all digital signal until it reaches the amp's DAC. I guess I just assume (without actually knowing that for a fact...
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    Pairing the right DAC (or another converter...?) to a Marantz PM6006 UK

    Would pretty much any low cost sound card with an optical port be good enough? I have no idea how different the quality of the signal might be when it comes to a cheap card's optical port in comparison to an expensive one's....
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    Pairing the right DAC (or another converter...?) to a Marantz PM6006 UK

    Hi ya'll, This is a cry for help... I've been wasting so many hours on reading, comparing and going absolutely all over the place picking up audio equipment... Being an engineer and a nerd sure doesn't help :( Also being a business owner and spending so much time on this instead of actually...
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