I currently have most of my CD collection ripped to MP3 at 128Kb, which was fine for playing through PC soundcard and speakers, and through a Slimp3 connected to a crappy kitchen hi-fi. However, I've now got the Slimp3 connected to the main hi-fi, and the quality is very poor compared to CD. Having taken the decision to re-rip my CDs to a lossless format (probably WMA lossless), will the quality of CD drive in my computer affect the quality of the ripped files? I gather EAC will produce bit-perfect copies, detecting/correcting drive induced bit errors, but I think it will take too long (I've got about 300 CDs to rip). I want to use something like WMP 10 for ripping, just don't want to sacrifice quality. It's worth buying a new drive if necessary just for the time saving of ripping with WMP instead of EAC.