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Recommended Computer Sound Card - Audiophile Quality

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I need an audiophile (computer) quality sound card for:

1) Onkyo TX-8050 amp

2) Polk Audio Tsi-500 floorstanding speakers

3) Klipsch subwoofer

Which card do you recommend as kicking butt these days?

Note: For stereo only, No Gaming, Audiophile Quality.

Thanks!

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Apparently no need for a sound card, since all I need to do is run Optical Out from my Crosshair V motherboard to Optical In of my Onkyo TX-8050 to run FLAC tunes from my computer.

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Easy Enough. I have been seeing a few USB DACs that people have been really excited about if that tickles your fancy either.

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The suggestion has been made to go with the motherboard Optical Out directly to the Onkyo amp Optical In.

OK, now perhaps this is a foolish question but what is to be gained from going from the Optical Out of PCI sound card over simply pulling from the Optical Out of the motherboard?

As I believe I mentioned, I have an HT Omega Claro in another computer from which I run an Optical to an amp. So was it a waste of money to have even purchased this fairly expensive card, when I could have simply gone from motherboard to amp?

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