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For my HTPC i have the following.

An onboard intel DG33TL which supports Toslink digital. It gives me 44, and 48kz to my receiver (denon 7.1 if that matters). Now the other day i swapped in an Audigy SE sound card, and i figured i would try S/PDIF audio. Now I havn't actually set it up yet, but the card reads in windows as 44,48,88.2, 96kz, at 24bit all of which my receiver support

So my question here is would i notice that big of a difference if i switch from Toslink onboard sound to my Audigy SE sound card S/pdif?
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I doubt you'd actually notice a difference but might as well try it! If you notice a difference then hoorah! biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IEATFISH;11866573 
I doubt you'd actually notice a difference but might as well try it! If you notice a difference then hoorah! biggrin.gif

The only reason i ask is because Toslink is more expansive then a simple 3.5mm mono male jack, and a s/pdif cable. Plus i have to order the 3.5mm jack because my local radioshack doesn't carry it. So i think i may just order it, its only about 2 dollars.
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Dude, www.monoprice.com toslink for like $1... BEST WIRE SITE ONLINE!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hick;11867601 
Dude, www.monoprice.com toslink for like $1... BEST WIRE SITE ONLINE!

Trust me, i know Monoprice. I have all my stuff wired with Monoprice. All my Sata, CAT6, Bi-wired 14 Gauge Speaker wiring, etc. But i was just thinking that Optical would be more expansive then a simple 3.5mm jack and a RCA cord.
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Well 3.5mm is analog and can be subject to interference from other electrical sources, where as the Toslink is a digital connection. Not that you would necessarily notice, but it's nice to know that your getting a clean source.
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