Basically, I'm looking to get the best sound out of iTunes on my PC within a reasonable budget. I just picked up a pair of Audioengine A5+ powered bookshelf speakers that I hope to connect wirelessly either via Audioengine's W3 wireless sender / receiver pair sold here
or an AppleTV.
But now I'm thinking of integrating a DAC to improve sound quality. So it would go something like this: PC --> Apple TV --> DAC --> powered speakers.
The thing is, I've been reading that even with a DAC, you may not be getting good sound due to the fact that Window's k-mixer is still involved. There's an article on all this here:
The author used a program called Virtual Cable to bypass Windows and ouput sound directly to the sound card (in my own case, the DAC?).
Anyway, I'm hoping you can help advise me on this. The bottom line is that I want the best sound out of iTunes playing lossless files.