Ok, I have a few questions and I'm sorry if some of this seems so obvious, but I'm a little overwhelmed with information and I need to get some of this straight!
Setup- Peachtree 220/Nova Pre. Waiting for my Salk Songtowers to be built. I JUST ordered the Oppo 103.
If I use Ruku or Apple TV (I have both) and connect via HDMI to the Oppo and a Coaxial to the Nova Pre in hopes I can stream MOG and maybe get a better sound as opposed to the down sample I would get from Airplay to ATV. My question is: will this work?
I was thinking about getting a Mac Mini and run hi-rez files through that, but now I'm thinking I could start with a 128 Gbt thumb drive, load ANY lossless file and plug it in the back of the Oppo. If that works, I think I could get a huge external HD and connect to the Oppo and achieve the same results without having to convert any Flac to Alac, wave, etc. Hell, I could get 2TB for a fraction of the cost of a Mac Mini, and if I'm correct, it will be far more convenient.
Will the extra step in going through the Oppo to the Pre effect anything? One of the nice parts of doing it the way I want to is I'll be able to navigate easily as the TV will display whats on the storage. If this works, I think it would be pretty cool.
I have another 4-6 weeks until I can actually hear anything and waiting for those speakers is torture with my new amp/pre sitting in the cabinet alone. I'm think it will be worth it, but until then, I'm exploring options.
Thanks in advance.