Forgot to mention that I want to hook-up the above with a Yamaha cd player that has coax and optical inputs.
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The only logical way to connect it up is as 2chnlben indicated. You might consider your cabling from Blue Jeans Cable. The Belden 1800F for the balanced cables and the Belden 1505F for the digital cable. Both are quite flexible.
No one can answer that question, because no one but you can decide which DAC and analog section you prefer. Obviously, less cabling with the Sony player, but one advantage of a good external DAC is that you can use just about any player (i.e., low cost) as a transport. Players being mechanical, it's possible you'll have a repair issue with it before the external DAC.