Apple TV and Sound Quality

I am currently using an Apple TV 3 over WiFi to get music from my mac mini in one room to my system in my living room.

mac mini, iTunes with CDs ripped in Apple Lossless >>(WiFi)>> Apple TV > Toslink cable > Cambridge DacMagic > Sonic Frontiers Line One tube pre > Sunfire 5 channel bi-amping Maggie 1.5QR speakers

I am interested in hearing any opinions on whether something else might improve sound quality rel. to the Apple TV and why.

I'm aware of the different bit rates involved but not convinced why conversion would make a difference.

Showing 2 responses by erik_squires

Wyred4Sound Remedy Reclocker does a good job on audio appliances like that.
Randy, that's a complicated question. Almost zero, but you are trading off bit-perfect for time-perfect, and that's anathema to some audiophiles.

A better question is, does it sound better with appliances like AppleTV? The answer is, yes it does, modestly.  Is it worth the $300-$400 I think so, but not much more than that.

Alternatively get a DAC  that is less source sensitive like the new Mytek's, Shiit's or Ayre Codex.