I question why anyone would spend big bucks on digital right now. You might want to wait until the formats for higher bit/sample rates shake out. It would be a shame for you to get a system that won't play one of the newer formats. New machines are due out by mid-year. Any DVD player will also play CDs. The onboards D/A converters will not degrade the performance of your EAD, but they "wasted" since they'll go unused. You bypass the onboard DAC whenever you used the digital outputs.
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