Hello, I'm starting to plan out my next system. I'm still over a year a way as I'm not ready to upgrade my non-hdmi TV yet (so maybe this time next year), but I want to upgrade the audio before then in stages.
What I'm thinking (generically and looking for help with products to fit the bill)
Sources | V Processor/Splitter -> Video -> TV -> Audio -> Saffire Pro 40 (or equiv) -> MPS-2 -> speakers
I basically just want the Processor/Splitter to process the Video (up-convert or whatever is needed) and send the Audio to the Saffire via ADAT (8-channel) and let it do the D/A conversion. I'll have a HTPC setup to apply parametric EQ's and delay to each channel so none of this stuff is needed in the Processor/Splitter.
Does such a Processor/Splitter exist? Nothing I've looked at has an 8-channel ADAT interface. I could let it do the D/A conversion and then send the analog to the Saffire, but then I would need 8 cables between the 2 units vs. just one (and I would also be processing the signal twice (once in the processor and again in the saffire/PC).
HTPC: i7-4770K, Asus Maximus VI Hero, 16GB RAM, Samsung EVO 240GB SSD, GTX 1070 GPU Software: JRiver MC 24.0.74; AnyDVD HD 22.214.171.124 Audio Processor: Lynx AES16e (FW: 14.1) w/ Aurora 16-VT (FW: 31) Amp: Emotiva MPS-2 Speakers: Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers w/RAAL, Horizon w/RAAL and Sierra-2's as surrounds Sub: Rythmik Audio FV15HP TV tuner: HDHomeRun DUEL (2), Prime (1)