I'm not talking about CDs. I'm referring to CD rips, needle drops and downloads. I'm curious what the most common setup is for folks here. I keep it simple for me. I'll listen to music from my MacBook and/or my iPod from their miniplug jack connected to the back of my receiver's stereo inputs via a cord. The cord is always plugged into the receiver and the miniplug end is free when not playing from a source. And I'll still play the CDs.