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Windows 7: Sound Advice Please

12 Oct 2016   #1

Windows 6 64 bit
Sound Advice Please

Good evening, I’m hoping someone from the forum can give me some sound advice, when I say sound I mean it, sound cards etc.

I bought my current PC some years ago (2007) it has on the rear a digital coaxial output (known as a SPDIF I believe). I ran a digital coaxial cable from my PC under the floor (it was being relayed at the time (screed)) as I thought that this was the thing for the future with regards to sound transfer,replacement for analogue phono.

I have a pretty good sound system and love my music, via iTunes on the PC, I thought that would be it for years to come, but no, my PC is getting on a bit so I have been looking for a replacement, can I find a tower with a SPDIF output …. No, can I find a sound card with a SPDIF output,not as of yet.

So I have been thinking of my options, running new cables is a no no as I can’t lift the wood floor then channel out the screed etc..

The next is via Wi-Fi, I was thinking of a Arcam rBlink (wireless DAC), but not knowing fully if this will do the job I thought it best to ask here, as I’m pretty sure someone on the forum will know better than me.

My preferred method would be to run with what I have via digital coaxial, but I cannot find the right card, does anyone else have any suggestions.

Many Thanks in advance Swamps

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64


HT | OMEGA FENIX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card -

Yep, today most motherboards come with Toslink, no coaxial.

Both are fine, but in your case Toslink would not help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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