Question 1 - I have a mid-level 2 ch audiophile system and I’m considering adding a DS DAC w/bridge II into the design. I will keep my NAD C568 for another year or so and will use the C568 optical out connection to the DS DAC (I guess bypassing the Wolfson WM8741 DAC chipset in the NAD C568 - making it a CD transport?). I would also like to use a 2nd optical source coming from a Windows PC SoundBlaster ZXR optical out - but DS DAC only has 1 optical in port. Can I use an optical splitter for this application (2 in - 1 out to DS DAC) without any compromise or am I asking for trouble? I suppose I could just leave the two optical source cables hanging near the back of PS DAC and manually switch them when needed. I will keep the CD player plugged in probably 85% of the time and it will save me on the expense of 2 more optical cables and the splitter. But there might be some wear and tear on the optical connectors and the DS DAC optical port over time.
Question 2: With the Bridge II card hardwired into my Ethernet network switch I just want to confirm that any Windows or Mac PC or laptop (or any iPhone or Android cell phones) will be able to control the music streams going into the DS DAC (as long as they have the PS Audio DS DAC driver installed on the device). I’m envisioning people visiting who may want to connect wirelessly and push a music stream from whatever DS-supported streaming service they subscribe to. If this isn’t recommended I can just force them to login to their music service from my Windows DAW w/Soundblaster ZXR optical feed back to DS DAC I guess. Maybe that is the better option rather than struggling with their devices to install the driver. Just trying to understand the flexibility (or not) that one can get with adding the Bridge II card into the wireless router, effectively bringing the DS DAC into the home wireless network for everyone to see and use. And how it can be exploited in real life.