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    Don't forget the Super High Quality Audio leads to connect it all together, wery, wery important to discerning listeners
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Joyce View Post
    Another somewhat more expensive option is to get a dedicated sound card, such as the Asus xonar st which has rca outputs and is priced @ around $300 plus about $100 for the multichannel addon board, all up is about the best analog soundcard you can get for music.
    Or anything else that uses the C-Media Oxygen chipset.
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    Golden ears are essential.

    Why not wait a few years? One book and one tune will give you something completely new, several times a day. Works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whenu View Post
    Don't forget the Super High Quality Audio leads to connect it all together, wery, wery important to discerning listeners
    This is truth!! Most importantly you should really be spending at least $2,000 to get a true quality hdmi cable. You'll notice the difference as any premium cable should provide a proper rectified electron-bit phase angle delivery at the correct velocity to provide a true optimal frequency response once the audio particles are re-integrated into the amplifier's matter stream.

    On a more serious note having 'decent' audio rca and speaker cables does make sense to an extent provided you're sensible about it, Spending $7,000 on a cable that doesn't provide any scientific basis to improving audio quality is just ridiculous. On the flip-side however, you're never going to get quality output from a single copper strand to you speakers particularly at any reasonable amount of volume when you have such a restriction to your current flow. Shielding is another thing that can help if you're having issues eliminating electrical hum from running your cable too close to an Ac mains wire or something to that effect.
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    I have a dedicated (small form factor) near silent PC with a touchscreen monitor for a CD Jukebox.
    Currently have my music at 320kbps MP3 bit rate but want to re-rip my 600+ CDs in FLAC or WAV - not looking forward to that task ...

    But you're right it does sound better in WAV or FLAC format as opposed to MP3 (even at the highest bit rate) ...
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    You should definitely go for FLAC. You will save a lot more disk space with the compression.
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    Thanks again to all.
    I now have a better idea of how to acheive this project
    Have got a fanless PC, and I am looking at getting a digital out sound card.
    Some rotten bloody salesman, got me to listen to some $8K plus speakers and although I will never buy them, I was gob smacked at how, not only could I hear every note, I could feel every note as well. The sound was just beyond belief!!

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    Might want to borrow a mates beasty powerful PC with a fast processor to rip those CD's faster since the encoding could eat a bit of time. Either that or just find someone who will lend their time ripping disks
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    FLAC is the way to go. These days size isn't really a concern for anyone.

    How is FLAC support in WMP these days?

    I believe you can rip using foobar2000 very nicely.

    I can't say for music players, however a music player that can use LastFM's db for shuffling could be handy.

    I can't see MP3@320 vs lossless as being a big issue, it's almost unnoticeable for practical listening.
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    WMP can play FLAC with a plugin, but it's a headache and the last one I had didn't support seeking.

    I use Winamp which has native support.
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