Tweaking My Setup


Greetings,
Currently running the following PC Audio setup:

Windows XP/iTunes (Apple Lossless)/Monster Cable Coaxial/Cambridge Audio DacMagic/Generic RCA-RCA Cable/Nait 5i-2 integrated amp.

(1) Preferrable to use coaxial or optical input w/ the DacMagic, rather than the USB?
(2) Any sonic advantage between coaxial and optical?
(3) If I continue to use coaxial or optical, should I disable Kmixer? If so, I could use some clear instructions.

Thanks in advance.
headshrinker2
1 yes
2 yes
3 check out the computer audiophile dot com... and or use a differrent media player.

Good luck
Blindjim,
Thanks for the responses and suggestions.

Regards.
I'm not so sure about number one. It seems that USB is all the rage these days, so I would suggest reading up on that a little more or, better yet, it's a cheap experiment to try both and see which works best.
Cruz123,
In a recent follow article in Stereophile magazine, a series of test results on the DacMagic were published. The author concludes that there was significantly more jitter w/ the USB input- he recommends using either the optical or coaxial inputs.