I don't think Amazon launching DRM FREE lossless download service and only i heard it will be DRM FREE mp3 download service. If you buy turbo dock which connect to ipod lineout connector and it's have headphone jack. You will notice the better soundquality from lineout. Also you can buy AMPs later on and use with turbo dock(sound willbe much fuller and clean). BTW Westone 3 spec changed(it was 119db/27ohm and now is 107db/30ohm).
Thanks Rain_uk...I didn't realize converting was that easy, since I'm just gettign started with this whole thing. I was just reading about Wavpack, which supposedly is lossless but also can be "lossy" by keeping the extra lossless codec as a separate file. Now that sounds pretty ideal, and assuming I can convert anyway I want, sounds like the way to go.
So ultimately, I guess what I am hearing after all this is that it comes down to compatibility with Musiclink, or finding if there is another "equivalent" way to do this, since the Kenwood without and certainly with will probably sound great, and I think it is a given that the Imod does.
I am not into the Kenwood lossless, but if I can sink the Kenwood with the Acura in a truly equivalent way, sounds like the best way to go. And if I can't, then it sounds like the only option is the Ipod or Imod. And either way, just figure out what lossless format I want to download in, and use a conversion program like you said.
I am really excited to hear that Amazon is going to be offering DRM-free lossless, cause I just can't figure why anyone would want to build an archive library that is neither lossless nor DRM-free.
Thanks for all your help everyone, and if I am wrong about any of this...please tell me!