Apple Lossless Compatibility
I've been using my iPod Classic, which is loaded with ALAC files, primarily as a portable but as I have begun to use it more as a hi-fi source I want to make the most of it by accessing the digital information and sending it to a DAC. I've considered a dock like Onkyo's ND-S1 feeding a suiitable DAC or something like the HRT iStreamer. As I could also do with a new CD player I have also considered the Marantz SA KI Pearl Lite, whose front-mounted USB port will take the digital signal directly from the iPod.
My question is, will all of these play Apple Lossless files?