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Does the Quantum support easy 5.1 playback on Windows both within a DAW and playback via Foobar?

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asked Sep 17, 2017 in Thunderbolt - Quantum by dudname (180 points)
As per the title. Can this playback via consumer software for surround files I already own + DAW support?

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answered Sep 25, 2017 by butchrichard (131,360 points)
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The Quantum is purely an I/O interface to your computer and whatever software you use.  How the I/O is used is up to the software.  If your DAW is capable of surround mixing to available I/O, then yes.  

As far surround playback of an "encoded" file, no.  The Quantum does not decode a surround sound encoded file.  

You would still need a surround sound receiver that does that.

You can look in to PowerDVD.  It can decode the surround sound encoded file and map to the available outputs of a connected device.