Im a total novice at all this mp3 malarky and I've got some questions you can hopefully answer.
1.) Firstly, I have a fair proportion of my music saved on my iPod. If I want to play that through my hi-fi (Cambridge Audio 540V2 amp and CD) how do I go about doing that wirelessly? Am I right in thinking that something like airport express would be the way to go? Do I plug this in beside my hi-fi and connect it up to the amp? Do I need any cables for the computer?
2.) Having read more about bit rates etc, I have found that my iTunes has a default setting of ripping everything at 128kps. Bearing that in mind is there any point in streaming from computer as it is saved at the same low quality as on the iPod. Am i just as well connecting the iPod to the amp?
3.) If I change the default to a higher quality, eg Lossless, for future CD rips and perhaps went about re-ripping CDs I've already done can I still put them on my iPod at a lower bitrate to save space? How would this be done? If I did replace everything with Lossless then would it then be worth my while going down the Airport Express route as the music stored on my computer will be far higher quality than iPod?
4.) The DACmagic that is getting good press at the mo, I take it that it would go between the Airport Express and amp? Does it 'upscale' the music? If i decided to do away with the wireless aspect, could I get a cheap laptop with a large hard drive with the sole purpose of supplying music thorugh the amp?
5.) Can anyone supply somewhere that explains FLAC AAC etc, as I see these mentioned alot but Im not too hot on what they all mean.
A ton of questions, but hopefully that'll get me up to speed!