Hi I have always kept
my computers separate from my hi-fi but to future proof my quality music
listening I need some advice as how best to connect my PC with my hi-fi. Systems are;-
Hi-Fi;- Marantz PM6004 Amp & CD6004 & Q Acoustics
2050i speakers etc.
PC . Home assembled
Novatech ,AMD Phenom Quad processor, with 4GB RAM, 2TB hard drive, onboard
sound with Windows 7. 8 MEG + Broadband
I can get a quality Soundblaster sound card for £50 from
Maplin. This is PCI Express which is the only slot I have left. Can I connect
this to the PM6004 tape in inputs? All analogue.
I presumable cannot connect a USB lead from my PC direct to
the USB in on the CD6004.
Do I have to buy an audio steamer whatever that is?
My idea is that I download Jazz & Classical from
dedicated websites. Store the files on the hard Drive. Make back ups on CD on
the PC in case of HD failure and transfer this music to the hi-fi by one of the
various methods. What can I do and which route gives the best sound?