I'm just dipping my toe in the computer audio waters. I have an iMac and wish to download 24/96 audio to be played through iTunes on my home theater/stereo system, which is in a separate room from my iMac. I do not wish to run Ethernet cable.
An Apple support engineer told me that the gen 2 Apple TV supports 24/96 audio, and that Airport Express does not downconvert 24/96 when the bits are passed wirelessly from the Mac to Apple TV. If this is true, it should then be possible to pass 24/96 audio from my iMac to Apple TV, and from Apple TV's Toslink to an outboard DAC.
Can someone please confirm if all of this is true, or if there are some gotchas that I have missed?