My current digital source is my HTPC's Lynx Two-B (originally $899). I know it as one of the best PCI soundcards out there, even though it was originally fabbed in 2001, value depreciation is almost nonexistent. It's still supported by Lynx, and is touted by a withering minority of professional and amateur sound engineers, and AV weirdos like me who stick these pro-grade cards into their toys.
But I'm curious...
I'm on the cusp of buying a new Mogami D-SUB snake for the card (which I'm sure would sound a whole lot better than the one Lynx shipped with the card) but which itself costs just over $200.
You guys out there who know your DACs, you think it's a better idea if I:
a) Sell the card (most likely for 90% of MSRP), and use that and the money I was going to spend on the new cable and get an outboard DAC.
b) Keep the card and buy the snake, and hear what I've been missing that was under my nose all these years.