Tablet as Digital Audio Hub?
As we've just moved back from living overseas, I have virtually no entertainment equipment. As I'm piecing out different systems, I'm thinking about how best to enable high-quality audio in my home. My dad is giving me his old Accuphase P300/C200 amp/preamp combo, so I'm set in terms of a great quality stereo system. Speakers will follow...
As for what will be serving the audio, I'm considering a few different options:
* Tablet computer of some kind (Kindle Fire, iPad, Surface)
* Proper reciever/tuner
* Squeezebox or Sonos or Grace Digital device
Of all of these ideas, I kind of like the tablet idea the best, because it could serve music and be a digital photo frame and useful gadget in other ways. My only question is in relation to the audio quality I'll get out of the headphone jack, or - in the case of something like the iPad - if I can connect a higher quality audio output (with RCA jacks). For music I mainly use Spotify and iTunes, so this seems like it would be a pretty reasonable idea...