Originally Posted by Firehawk
As I understand it, a number of people on here have done it with good results. I haven't tried it personally, but I think the standard approach is to take the SPDIF out from the onboard audio into the receiver. Being a straight digital source, that bypasses the onboard processing.
It's probably a better solution as long as you don't already have a quality sound card, as the receiver does double duty as amp and DAC.
The quality of results would depend on the equipment you buy.
I see. I just sold my Asus Xense sound card because I was looking for something better.
I was going to get a Topping VX1, which is a Amp/DAC combo, but only supports 2 channels. I couldn't imagine if a HT receiver could be worse.
I have a budget around $150 for a used item, so about $200-$250 new. I am curious what others have tried and recommend.