Morning peeps, I have an Asus IV Formula mobo which has toslink spdif output, I also have a Sweex sound card that gives me both toslink & coaxial spdif ( currently fitted in a different pc)
Now, as I use separate Marantz AV receiver for my sound, does it really matter which source I supply the spdif from ?
Im asking as I want to connect pc to both my Marantz & Onkyo AV Rec'rs at the same time, best setup for me would be fitting the sweex so I can use Tos & Coax at same time via the Sweex card, however, if u guys feel the sound processors from the onboard sound would be better than the card, especially as Mobo's have come on leaps & bounds over the last year or so, Im happy to go buy a splitter to split the Toslink, but b4 I go spending, thought I'd ask here 1st
i useto run a technics 5.1 but now i run a yamaha rx-v765 7.2 and i need to use HDMI for that one. also with my 46" samsung monitor it just makes sense for me to drop SP/dif and run it all hdmi.
in either case the onboard card should be fine for what you need to do, i know realtek's let you split SPdif outputs for differnt channels but not all do so if you want to have 2 outs you may need to add a sound card.