I always tought making wav files of cd albums and then making a cd of them was a lossless format (wav)?
I use CDex for this. Also heard that that using different apps like EAC and PlexTools tend to make a difference of the sound quality of the wav source. Note that this two apps are completey new for me, haven't used them.
I tought getting wav into your harddisk was the original source no matter what software transfering them into wav.
Also is there some way to store the original gap between tracks as I manually view it and then enter it when turning the wav files in Nero into cd.