Brand New to all of this, so forgive me in advance if I fumble/bobble a bit. I have done some advance research (such as how I have learned of PSAudio and the “Ask Paul” YouTube segments :).
Looking to get into streaming from pc to my home audio stereo system. I currently use iTunes to manage my music library on my home pc in my office. I have about 5,000 cd’s/album’s ripped in almost all ALAC format. I like iTunes from a software library management software standpoint, for me it does a nice job. However, my research indicates it is not the best mechanism for “Higher End Audio Playback” (as I know a lot of people are not big fans of iTunes). For PC/Home office listening I have a usb hooked up to a mobile DAC to a pair of active speakers. It’s fine for office listening, but also want to distribute the music to my home audio center in my living room.
Do I incorporate a media streamer / usb source to DAC to Amp/Receiver? In turn, begining to stream from my PC to the media streamer (i.e. my windows 10 pc to an allo digione player to a schiit modi 3 dac to Denon Receiver (as just one small example).
In turn, is there a way to keep iTunes and just use different audio player software (i.e. Roon using iTunes Playlists while keeping the mgmt in iTunes as I have read?), or do I have to outright convert to (Roon or JRiver or Foobar or Volumio) or do they or something else offer a better player without converting?
So, looking for software and hardware types (not necessarily brands, just ways to do this) recommendations and guidance from the experts. I appreciate the help and already becoming a big fan of PSAudio.
Thank you in advance.