Hey guys, thanks for all the tips. I’m using EAC now to rip (in WAV format) and I like its flexibility.
Yes, my mind is mostly closed at this point about ripping with no compression. I already shelled out the loot for the hardware – I have more than enough hard drive space to fit all my music in WAV format and, besides, it’s a lot faster to rip to WAV format.
I never meant to get into a discussion about compressed v. WAV - but while we’re on the discussion — granted, the difference might be hardly noticeable if at all - much of the time. However, when I’m paying close attention and sitting in the “sweet spot” with the amp at 200+ watts, I can tell the difference, slight as it may be. My feeling is that I have a great audio system and it would be a crime not to take advantage of the best possible music source. Regardless, right or wrong or in between, I have the hardware and I might as well use it.
When I asked for suggestions about the best ripper, I should have mentioned that I was only planning on ripping in WAV. And what about a jukebox? Any preferences?