I would like to listen to music from 24bit/96Khz FLAC files using my Android smartphone, attaching an external DAC, perhaps a FiiO k3, and connecting this DAC to my receiver (by plugging it into its coaxial output). I've already seen here that the app player I use to play music on my smartphone, the USB Audio Player Pro, fortunately ignores the smartphone's limitation, and sends the music to the DAC with its original parameter (24bit/96Khz, for example).
But I was alerted by a friend that DACs always input digital signal (USB, HDMI, optics, digital coaxial etc.) and output analog signal (RCA, XLR, TRS etc.). The coaxial connection of a receiver is normally input, so it would not be possible to connect it to a DAC in this way.
That's right? In that case, couldn't I really improve the sound that my smartphone sends to the receiver? (It only sends up to 48Khz; if I could use the DAC, it would get it to the receiver at 96khz).