I am (finally) making the jump from CD to digital and would appreciate advice. Background info: I have approximately 3k CDs worth of music loaded on an external HD in ALAC format. I have a moderately high-end stereo system. I have a late 2012 iMac. I have a 2008 MacBook. What I would like to do: Play the music on the HD via my stereo system. Advice sought: How do I connect the dots to make it happen? I have been advised that I can go HD -> MacBook -> DAC (which I would need to purchase) -> stereo. Is this correct? Advice, tips etc. all gratefully received. Many thanks in advance.