I recently downloaded Max and read through the help section....it appears to me that when you rip with Max, it "will rip your CD using error correction then output ~190 kbps variable bit rate (VBR) MP3 files to your ~/Music folder." Furthermore, it says that "Max can automatically encode ripped tracks into a myriad variety of lossy and lossless formats." Am I wrong in understanding that if you rip as an MP3, you're already losing something? So if you encode to FLAC from that, you're starting with a faulty file? Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.