iPod to Wadia 170 to Marantz PM6003
I'm planning to acquire a set of Wharfedale 9.5 speakers and pair this to a Marantz PM6003 amp. I want to avoid using a CD player and would rather manage my music through my iPod (where I have stored the files in Apple Lossless format). I'm thinking of buying the Wadia 170i dock for the iPod. My questions:
1. With the Wadia, how do I connect to the Marantz PM6003 for optimum sound quality?RCA? Would I be able to connect through an optical link?
2. Other than the Wadia, I have heard good things about the Onkyo ipod docks. Would these be as good if connected to the Marantz?
I'm a newbie, and I haven't fully grasped the whole DAC thing yet....Would be glad if someone could put things into perspective.