I have just bought a sweet 2496 (AK4396) CS8416 DAC to connect between my PC and amp.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Finished-2496-AK ... OC:US:3160
I am already thinking about using a Pi as a dedicated hi end audio jukebox PC for playing flac and 24 96 files through the DAC and then amp but the DAC only has a coax input and the Pi lacks a coax output. Without researching too much, I think it is all doable using Linux with a small LCD monitor and all the music on an external USB drive but how the hell can I take advantage of the DAC's coax input with a Pi ? Any thoughts ?