I would like to use an ipod loaded with "lossless" files as a source for my mid-fi (NAD components, JMLab low-end speakers) system. I recognize that this may not be an optimum solution, but I expect it to be satisfactory. There seem to be a variety of docks out there, plus interconnects that connect to either the dock connector or the headphone out. I would prefer a dock, i.e. a device that would hold the ipod up and recharge it, but am potentially open to an interconnect as well. I don't care about remote functionality. I have the impression the docking connector is considered a higher quality out than the headphone out, and bypasses the issue of selecting the best output volume, although HeadRoom interestingly advocates connecting to the headphone out. I have not found a comparative review that discusses the sound quality of various docking options. I have read isolated comments that some version of the Apple dock have less-than-acceptable sound quality, but it's hard to assess how seriously to take these comments. Finally, I would like to keep the cost modest. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.