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I am going to venture into the world of computer audio so I have a few questions. I'm sure these questions have all been asked (and answered) before so I wonder if a separate forum for those of us just embarking on this journey would be a good idea. My basic question is this, do I understand the process correctly? Below is what I understand the process to be. Step 1 - Rip music in a bit perfect format. This requires software. Step 2 - Manage (organize, list, share on network, find cover art and etc) music files on the device. This too requires software. Step 3 - Play your music files. This requires software as well. Step 4 - Utilize a re-clocker to reduce jitter when outputting the signal. This requires hardware. Step 5 - Use a DAC to take the signal from the re-clocker and convert it to analog. The output is to a preamp or amp depending on the features of the DAC. This requires hardware. First, is this correct? Assuming it is, is there a software that performs each of the first three steps in an acceptable manner to computer audiophiles? Most likely, I will need software that operates on a Mac. iTunes is an example of a software that does all three, right? Except that audiophiles don't care for the way iTunes handles step one (compression) and step three (delivery). Is this correct? I think I have a grasp of the hardware side, but I'm pretty much clueless on the software side. Any clarification you can provide is appreciated.
My cheap iphone dock in my kitchen died today I have been saving for a new main audio system based around Peachtree pre and amp and a good pair of speakers. I also want to play music in other rooms (hence the cheap dock). Since my dock just died, I need to replace that immediately before I purchase the more expensive equipment I've been reading forums left and right, but am still confused to how this technology works. If I buy a Sonos system, will I be able to integrate that into a Peachtree system later? Will I be able to control all music from the Sonos and Peachtree at the same time? That's what I'd really like to be able to do. Is that what you'd recommend? Should I spend the money on the Sonos now in anticipation of the Peachtree based system because they'll work so well together? Or should I buy a cheap dock and just keep saving? Is Sonos the right product for my needs or is there some other system that could interact with my computer and Peachtree? I appreciate your help.