AE has high jitter (2400ps) on analog outs. It is better to use it with Toslink and a DAC (258ps).
Well, I'm only two hours into listening, but my initial impressions are pretty darn good. FedEx delivered my AudioEngine A5's this morning. Very easy to hook up...... computer via a Belkin Gold USB cable to HRT Music Streamer II, AudioQuest Sidewinder IC's from Streamer II to AudioEngine left speaker (using the supplied RCA to 3.5 mm. adapter), left to right speaker via supplied cable. Two hours of listening to JazzRadio.com ..... really, really good sound. I'm sure they'll improve as they break in, but so far, .... WOW !! So now, where do I spend more time ? In my library with this sweet sounding computer based system, or in my music room with my turntable, tubes and Vandersteens ? Ahhhh... decisions, decisions !! A happy healthy New Year to all my Audiogon friends and Happy Listening !!!