Originally Posted by lingling1337
if you haven't ripped too much of your collection, I'd go with FLAC level 8 rather than .wav. It'll take longer to rip but you'll save a lot of HDD space with the same audio quality.
EDIT: I don't see a DAC in your setup either? If you're not going that route I'd almost recommend sticking with MP3.
50-70MB a song is not a big deal when I'll be rolling at least a 128GB SSD. That's probably a little less than 2,000 songs.
As for a DAC, don't need a separate one. Did you look at the head unit I'll be using? The Pioneer DEH-PRS80 has three Burr-Brown 24-bit DACs
(one for each frequency), along with a 28-bit floating-point DSP.
I won't go MP3 when I have that sort of DAC power built-into the head unit already. The sound quality will be as if it was reading from a CD.