Force audio out laptop's USB for outboard DAC?
I have an HP laptop running the Realtek HD audio driver set 126.96.36.19969. I use this as a HTPC connected to my Yamaha AV receiver featuring Burr-Brown DACs. When streaming audio, I would like to force the output from the laptop through its USB port and on to a Yamaha set of of inputs. I intend to do this by way of a male USB to male RCA cable (commonly available).
How can I achieve this using the Realtek SW user-interface? If I click the [Digital Output] tab and select [Set Default Device], will this suffice?