I'm a music student and I have a massive amount of classical music (500 gigs) stored in AAC (mostly at 320 kbps, but some lower). I'm looking for a system that wouldn't cost a ton (poor starving student here) but would sound better than my crappy altec/lansing speakers. I'd be interested in people's experiences with USB sound cards (I'm on a powerbook g4, and the hard drive is firewire), receivers/amps, and speakers. I have a pair of nice KEF Qs that I picked up at a garage sale that I'd love to integrate. (anyone know anything about bi wiring/amping?)
I know this might be a pretty broad question, but thanks in advance!