To come to your senses. Forget the computer based server. Stay with the 'real thing'.
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It makes no sense to buy a $2,500 server (basically a dedicated computer) and run the digital outs through a $200 DAC. You should either get a server with build in DACs for around $2000 (for example the Olive 4HD) and run it straight into your preamp, or spend a few hundred bucks on a used Mac Mini (2009) or PC, install a half decent server program for $50 and run the USB into your Emotiva DAC. The lattter solution will give you a lot of upgrade possibilities when funds permit. In fact, if you were considering spending $2,500, you could ditch the wyred4sound preamp and emotiva DAC, get the wyred for sound DAC2 and the mac mini as a source and have better sound for less money.
It makes no sense to buy a $2,500 server (basically a dedicated computer) and run the digital outs through a $200 DAC.
What's wrong with that?
The subject is still unanswered, but certainly DAC should have either capabilities to decode or driver software that you can install to interface with your music server. If these features do not exist then you should consider replacing the DAC for the one with such capabilities such as Cambridge or Wyred4Sound.