i have been thinking about re-configuring my current 2 channel system and could use some advice. my system currently consists of a vortexbox appliance (located upstairts) that streams to a squeezebox touch (downstairts). i would like to get everything located on the same rack downstairs. i would also like to be able to play whatever hi-rez files i want, up to 192/24. this necessitates getting rid of the touch for a more hi-rez capable machine. it would also mean no wireless streaming, the two would have to be hardwired together. so what would i need to connect the two? the appliance has a usb output. i have seen usb to spdif connectors that can do up to 192/24, the most popular being the m2tech hiface:
would this even work with a linux machine? would anything? is there any problems/concerns with playing hi-rez files off of the VB? thanx again for all the help.