My plan is to purchase a Mac Mini Server, load all of my CDs using Apple lossless, and then stream to my Anthem AVM-20 preamp DAC. I will use my iphone as a remote.
Assuming all of this can be done, my question is, what output from the mini should I use to minimize jitter and give me the best sound when converted by the Anthem DAC and sent to my amps? Will this configuration be comparable to a good CD transport? Incidentally, the Anthem AVM-20 is an older model preamp and does not have HDMI.
My current CD transport is the Cambridge Azur 752BD, which sounds good to my ears. I'm hoping the Mac Mini to AVM-20 configuration can sound comparable but give me the convenience of storing my large CD collection.