I've got a Yam RX 773 receiver which I connect my iPod classic to via a basic Apple cradle with a analogue stereo mini jack out which goes into my Yam via a fairly decent Cambridge Audio stereo minijack to twin phono cable.
The iPod is full of Apple Lossless files, so they're reasonably good quality wise. I'd like to get a cradle for it that has a good DAC, that will output through an optical cable to my receiver. They seemed to be popular a few years back, but now you don't see many about. Airplay seems to be erratic and unreliable for my receiver, so I'd like a wired soloution with a good DAC. Are there still many of these cradles about? And which are the decent ones for a reasonable price? I was thinking £300 max.