Unfortunately that is not how the D1 is designed, as the optical connection will take priority. You may be able to have the optical and USB connected to different devices, but it depends on the how the optical device operates. Some devices will deactivate their optical out when no media is playing. Others will leave it active and send an empty signal when no audio is playing, in that case you will want to shut the optical source off. It can be bypassed when using something like an optical switcher so that you can toggle between the optical source and the USB input.
Articles in this section
- Is D1 USB input isochronous or asynchronous?
- How can the D1 external computer DAC improve my music?
- Will the D1 work with my low-impedance headphones?
- Can I use the D1 with my Airport Express for even better sounding Airplay?
- The audio cuts out at randomly when using the optical input with my TV, what can I do?
- How powerful is the headphone amp in the D1? Will it drive my headphones?
- What volume level should I set my D1 and/or speakers to for the best results?
- Where can I download drivers for the D1?
- What media player software and audio file formats are compatible with the D1 when using it with a computer?
- When I plug in headphones will the D1 RCA outputs be muted?