My question is this -
What quality can I expect from using the Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack) on an Imac running to a good DAC ?
I mean, if it's a true digital out, wouldn't it be the same 1's and 0's?
What I am thinking is that using itunes and the analog mini output on the imac to feed my high end system is an insult. The squeezebox had too many problems and I did not like the slimserver software. I tried a firewire 410 sound card but then I couldn't use the remote control to control anything anymore, and I am too lazy to walk to the computer every time I want to change something.
But if I use the digital out on the imac to a good dac then to my system, would that give me awesome sound and the ability to use itunes and the remote that came with the computer?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated,