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Re: Look's like it is a MAC Mini based Server, with a SB3 transport

"Third, I will try listening via both XP Itunes playing apple losseless and WAV, and the MAC Mini doing the same."

Just for the record you really should compare Wav files vs Aif files. Regardless of what apple says about their proprietary lossless format there is a difference to be heard between the aif and apple lossless formats given a decent high resolution system. Don't get me wrong the apple lossless is really good but you do take a hit sonically so if you are looking for the best output I would recommend aif's.

As a footnote, I have ripped some hundred or so cd's and to date have yet to find one single album that was not recorded as an aif file originally. I am not saying that wav files do not exist as originals but I have not found one so far. And finally for the price of about two average cd's you can purchase the pro version of QT ($30.00 USD) and then upsample your files to 24bit/44.1/48/88.2/96/or 192khz which ever sounds the best. For that matter you can even go as high as 64bit processing but keep in mind the files will be huge by then and in fact will already be around some 250mb just for the the 24/88.2 my personal favorite by a small margin. I wish that QT Pro allowed 176.4 khz sampling but it does not. iTunes will play the higher rez versions, but also be careful to setup your midi device so that it is outputting accordingly as well on the Mac Mini. That last step definetly makes a difference, one that you can hear instantly.

Hope this helps.


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