Apple TV 4 > TV > DAC


Hi all,

I am a beginner audiophile and have decided to combine my listening space into a TV space as well.

I am wondering if the Apple tv 4 to a TV via HDMI then from the TV to a DAC via TOSLINK is a good idea. I know it will work but does the TV just pass along the digital signal? I also have a TV with analog audio out, i assume this TV has onboard DAC that is inferior to hifi products.

My setup includes Sonographe sd-1b cd player, Sonographe turntable, CJ PF -1 and CJ MF-80's into CJ synthesis speakers. 

I want to add the option of TIDAL streaming so I will be putting an Apple TV in there to connect to a TV out to a dac or my preamp. (dont have a dac yet, would like to hear recommendations but as you can see I love CJ)

BTW, does anyone else have a TV in their HIFI setup to watch regular TV or movies? Or is that taboo and best reserved for home theater setups only?

Thanks
arterimal
You usually can route video that way, but why? I mean, you could go straight from your Apple TV to a DAC.

Many (including me) report improvements in listening to these bargain audio streamers by putting a reclocker in the signal just before the DAC, unless the DAC itself includes an Asynchronous Sample Rate Converter (ASRC)

I used to have my 5.1 and 2 ch integrated. I'm still unpacking. It's not taboo at all, but the issue has more to do with whether it's mostly HT, with a reasonably good procesor and preamp, or a 2 CH system that supports HT. I am in the latter camp really. I use an Oppo 103 to do the 5.1 decoding, and my Parasound P7 does the 6 channel volume control.

There is also the extremely rare audiophile who does multi-channel audio, in which case solving the home theater problem is very similar to solving the multi-channel problem. :)

Best,

Erik
Forgot to mention I have the Apple TV 4, which only has a HDMI output. No optical or coaxial, otherwise yes I would plug directly into the DAC.
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