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Sound Card to Receiver setup.

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I recently swapped from regular PC speakers to using a Receiver and Bookshelf w/ Powered Sub. How much does the sound card play in this setup? I got a SB Z a while back on sale but I just noticed that the SB ZxR is up for the Amazon Lightning Sale tomorrow. Would I gain anything from upgrading to this?
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Using optical?

Zero benefits from upgrade.
Longer version:
The only thing that would get upgraded with the ZxR is the DAC and headphone amplifier. And both of them are bypassed when you use optical. And the receiver already has superior DAC/etc.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 12/1/13 at 11:20am
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Yes. That is what I figured since all of the Sound Card options go away when I set to using Optical but wanted to make sure.
I can use that cash to save for a new receiver since the one I am using is about 13+ yrs old and has a separate digital processor.
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