I am new to the Mac. I had to buy one recently out of necessity. For the last 3 years I could not keep a Windows machine from being hijacked by a key-logger no matter how much I spent. No problems with the Mac! I have a huge collection of classical and jazz open reel tapes which were sold by the record companies dubbed in real time from a master's slave. They are wonderful to listen to and have value on the ebay market. As many of these tqpes are now over 50 years old, they are starting to deteriorate and I wanrt to archive them, first to the computer, then to dvd-audio discs at 24 bit 192kz sample rate. I have a high end audio system and the difference between red book cds and sacds or dvd-audio is not subtle. I do not want mp3 files or cds at 16 bit 44.1. The analog masterpieces deserve far better. Is there a combination of software/hardware that will let me accomplish this? As a retired lawyer I know I have an absolute right to make one archival copy of any music I have legitimately purchased. My Windows XP Pro has a X-Fi Soundblaster sound card that was state of the art last year, but it doesn't want to cooperate with the burning of these high rez dvd-as and want to keep me in the inferior world of mp3. Incidentally, an SACD or DVD-a, when upsampled to 24/192 and recorded to analog tape via the analog outputs actually sound better than the original source if youu recorders are up to it. I have a Revox half track high speed recorder as well as a Revox 4 track slow speed which do the job. I even get these kind of improved over the original if I record to my Sony 17ES Dolby S cassette deck. In ordeer to archive my collection am I going to have to go buy an audiophile quality A-D coverter like the one made gby Benchmark as well as a compatible DAC? Even If I do so will I be able to get the signal out of either computer without the-sound being down-written to 16 bit 48kz. It seems all the equipment makers require this downgrade to keep the Dolby people happy. It seems like I should be able to accomplish my archiving task without sacrificing the ultimate quality of the music. But I need any help any of you can provide! Thanks for listening to my diatribe!