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post #1 of 3 Old 07-19-2014, 10:01 AM - Thread Starter
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Helo me setup my new stereo system

Just bought Revel Studio2 speakers and a Hegel h300 integrated amp (has DAC).

I have a pretty big iTunes library and have no CD's at all. Not sure of the format of the music files when I put my CD's into iTunes. I'd really like to get great sound out of my system and would like NOT to re-buy hundreds of CD's.

I'm OK with buying a Mac Mini but not sure how to hook up everything. I'll transfer over my library to the Mac Mini but then I'm a bit lost. Best to hook the Mini up to the Hegel via USB? And then use something like jRiver to manage the music? What about wanting to buy new music that may not be available on a high resolution site, do I buy the CD and just import it to the iTunes library?

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Oh man, just what I was afraid of, at least 85% of my library is AAC and purchased AAC. Then a combination of AIFF, Apple Lossless, MPEG audio.

Looks like I will be re-buying a lot of music??
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AAC is not lossless. Whether you can tell or not is up to you, but if you really want the best theoretical quality you want CDs ripped to FLAC, WMA lossless or ALAC. Those are probably the most commonly supported.

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