I am getting ready to order a Sprout to be initially used with my iMac for listening to music. My plan is to connect the Sprout to my iMac with a good USB cable and my speakers will be Dynaudio X12s. Here are my questions and I appreciate any help you can provide…
Most of the music I will be listening to initially will be Apple Lossless files that I have ripped from CDs. However I have considered buying some music from HD Tracks or even trying something like Tidal. Will the Sprout be able to take full advantage of files from HD Tracks / Tidal or am I just as well off buying a CD of new music and ripping? (I am not really clear on the 24/192 ability of the Sprout and what that really means.)
Which music player should I be using on the iMac? iTunes or something different?
I have been using XLD to rip my Apple Lossless files. Is this program OK to use or should I be looking at other programs?
Thanks for your help!!