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Not explicitly mentioned elsewhere is the digital audio connector (TOSLINK/optical out) on the Audio.

This allows it to be connected directly to a half decent amp, rather than relying on the onboard DAC.

The ordinary Chromecast is HDMI only, ie. a 100% digital connection. You have to plug it into a HDMI-capable device obviously, but most people use AV receivers these days.

Besides, the onboard DAC in the CCA is more than good enough. No need to mess around with an external DAC.

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