This thread is of May 2010 (CD, SACD & DVD-A
) but I have now come to a point I wish to share with all those who responded to my first post of 17.05.2010, especially to GrtGrfx.
I am settling on Onkyo TXNR R609 AV Receiver that is capable of playing 44.1kHz/16 Bit up to 96kHz/24 bit FLAC music files from my external hard drive via the USB port. Unfortunately it is not capable of playing 196kHz/24 Bit FLAC music files (which are now becoming available for download from a few websites).
If any member knows of a way to play these files directly from a hard drive, please respond.
I will be using the Cambridge Audio 650BD to play 196224 from CD/DVD discs-no FLAC files.
I hope there will be a reasonably priced hardware that can play 192/24 high res FLAC files.