Ok, kind of a "re-noob" with hi-rez (including multi-channel) audio so please bear with me a bit if you can.
First of all, my end goal would be to put all of my hi-rez music on a jump drive and either plug it into my Denon 4311 AVR or soon-to-be-arriving Sony BDP 580 and simply access the files from either of those devices.
The problem: it seems at least the Denon 4311 will NOT do multi-channel playback and I''m guessing a $200 BD player won't either.
But- even more importantly- it never occurred to me, but it's pretty much impossible to get SACD's ripped anyway, correct?
So where (if you can at all) can you purchase these SACD release files/flacs for playback via an HDD/server?
I know there's a couple of websites around where you can buy/d-load some lesser known (read: less popular) tracks, but I'm confused as as to where one can secure the songs and LP's of more popular titles that have made it to SACD/DVD A in a file form that can be played back from a HDD?
I like itunes but obviously it is not an HD music resource.
Am I missing something obvious, or am I still pretty much limited to SACDs for multi-channel HI REZ?
And even for stereo playback, do I need to involve something like Sonos for the playback of HI REZ 96/192 24 bit files?
thanks and sorry for any confusion...any links to helpful sites on the matter would be appreciated as well.
EDIT: it appears my 4311 will at least do 96/24's via the usb but I have to say I'm a bit surprised that a $2100 AVR won't do 192.