STEVE i have read of the virtues of war over flac for years
Putting asside the meta data issues is this
What wave are you using
There are two I know of and the wav 64 is the betters
I only have one option with my version of DBpoweramp and XLD. Was not aware of WAV64.
Flac I use is uncompressed and to be honest I cannot tell
Any wav from flac when I rip them
I use dB power amp
J river as well for conversion rips
I have always heard a difference with any other format than wav, even uncompressed FLAC and AIFF. Each system is different.
I know the new wave is data to dacs and usb is the enimy but I for one have not found network
To be better yet. Even Ina Msb sel 2 amd its own renderer
The devil is in the details. In order to get the magic that trounces USB, I need ALL of the ingredients:
1) fast reacting LPS for the router
2) modded router
3) good Ethernet cables
4) EMO EN-70e isolator
5) my Interchange renderer and LPS
6) Linn Kinsky controlling Minimserver or Minimserver with BubbleUPnP as proxy
7) wav files
I can mod and tweak my USB interfaces until the cows come home (and I have) and never achieve what I get with my Ethernet interface.