I have a basic question to ask.
I am currently using Itunes to play my losslessly encoded CD's. The PC that is running Itunes is hardwired ethernet to ATV2 and from there I have HDMI feeding into a Marantz processor.
My working assumption is that in this "circuit", the Marantz gets the pristine digital signal (as off a CD) and all processing occurs in the Marantz. So, e.g. if I wanted to use another DAC, I would simply plug the HDMI coming of ATV2 into the new DAC.
Reading some forums, I am no longer sure that my assumptions are correct as it appears that either Itunes or ATV2 might be resampling the audio stream.
I would really appreciate some insight here.