Your Bel Canto DAC 3 has a USB input which allows you to connect your computer directly to the DAC via USB cable if you wish. This is the simplest solution as it would obviate the need for a Squeezebox or other intermediary device and save you some cash. However, if your computer isn't close to your stereo rig, you'll need to set up a wireless network in your house to stream music from your computer to your stereo. This will require a computer with a wireless modem, as well as a device such as a Squeezebox, Duet, Sonos, Airport Express, etc. that is connected to your DAC via SPDIF or Toslink connection. These devices have the capability (among many others) to communicate with your computer and wirelessly stream digital music files stored on your hard drive (e.g. in ITunes) to your DAC 3. Although you don't need a router and internet account to set up a home wireless network, I would recommend getting both in order to boost the wireless signal in your home, as well as access the thousands of internet radio stations available. Whatever you decide, I would definitely stay with your computer as your digital source and save your iPod for headphone listening. Best of luck!
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