Advice on PC stored files to Hifi
I have all my CDs stored on an external HDD in Apple Lossless and looking for most HIFI way to play files through Hifi. I currently use a pair of Audioengine A2 which are nic ebut looking for more HiFi - ie either Arcam Solo or Cyrus based system. My PC has a Sounblaster XiFI sound card but can be updated to a Asus Xonar 2 card which I have in my other machine. I do have 99% of files still on CD in storage so I could re rip if required. If so, what format is best for hifi and Itunes compatible??
Ideas would be nice with budget of approx £1-2k but speakers MUST be smallish, pref. desktop
Thanks for help guys and gals