Need HiFi for digital music
Juz sold off my 3 years old entry level set :
- Marantz 6003 CD player connected to ipod touch via usb
- Marantz 6003 Integrated Amp
- Mordaunt Short Aviano 2 speakers
The reason I choose 6003 is becoz it supports iPod. Frankly speaking I dont think I loaded more than 5 cd into this player.
I want to upgrade to a new set without CD player. I have read on internet whereby Mac Mini is good as it can act as media player. But some commented its waste of money if I dont currently own one. My concern is if I add say ipod or mac or any laptop sound outlet via headphone socket to an amp, will the quality of the music be affected compared to via usb (made for ipod)? I also reaad about DAC but I have no knowledge on it.
My supplier friend recommend me this setup:
- Naim CD5i mkII CD player
- Naim Nait 5i mkII Integrated amp
- ProAc Studio 115 bookshelf speaker
What do u guys think about this setup BUT without the cdplayer. Thus I need help on recommend me a digital player that is good quality n can connect to the amp via the source input? Does an ipod or a mac mini or acer laptop give different sound output?
One last question is there any good quality headphone socket to RCA cable?
Pls give me some advise as I m stuck.