I've been studying a bunch lately, trying to figure out how everyone gets the great photographs that are posted here. I'm also in the market for a new camera and I'm begining to get a handle on that. I was reading today about RAW files, why you would want to use them and how to do it. I guess it shouldn't have been a surprise, but it is amazingly similar the way audio files and picture files are handled. In both you try to manage the noise, which can be introduced at every level. I use an external digital to analog converter because of the less than ideal units that are standard in playback units. Signal to noise ratios, JPEGs vs MP3, a lot of similar terminology. So here's a stereo photograph. This is a vintage setup I put together for a friend. Killer sound. JVC XL-R5000 CD player APT Holman Preamp Hafler DH 200 Amp Audio Alchemy DDE v3.0 DA Converter Audio Alchemy DTI Reclocking device AR TCW 5 Speakers on trial KLH 17 System speakers on floor Dual 605 Turntable Zoo Cable Power cords Silver Interconnects 99.99999 % pure Hand braided 56 wire speaker cables Custom non resonant equipment rack Do you think this sounds Crazy?