I’m contemplating a fairly serious upgrade to my system and I’d appreciate your insights before I make my purchases.
I currently have the following:
- several MacBooks (15 inch 2016) running 10.13 (high sierra) & external drives.
- a fairly extensive audio library in iTunes 12.8 (around 8 TB).
- an Apple Airport Express with an optical (toslink) link to my DAC
- a fast router (Netgear Nighthawk X8-AC5300 (R8500))
I’m considering adding a NAS (network attached storage box), an Aries G2 and a Vega G2. The NAS supports both 10GigE and wifi.
My library is mostly CD quality apple lossless (16 bit, 44.1kHz), but I have a fair amount of high def quality (24 bit, 352.8kHz).
I have a major time investment in iTunes – that’s where I have my song ratings and playlists. Is there a way that I can play my high def files through the auralic equipment at full resolution from my laptop iTunes and/or iPhone? Can I do it under iTunes control? If so, how do I configure my system!
Thanks in advance.