I have decided to upgrade my Internet listening by hooking up to my Hifi. At the moment I can get radio from itunes and opera including visuals from Arte but in poor sound from computer speakers and in the wrong place. When I recently upgraded my CD player I got a Quad CDP2 in the hope that I can use its accessible DAC for better sound than via the headphone socket.
I now propose to get a netbook, an ipad or a laptop (at costs ascending from £250 - £450) so that control of programmes can happen in the room (and on the floor!) where the Hifi is. However I can't find out how to link the laptop to the Quad. All the options seem to offer USB sockets but no one seems to offer a cable with a USB plug at one end and an optical plug or a digital RCA at the other as these are what the Quad accepts. Is there a box available with USB at one side and optical or RCA digital at the other?
I hope you can help. Thank you.