Thanks for the response guys. I know of Earth Mantra but did not know flac was available.
There is a fair amount of hi res classical music download sites with wav, aiff & flac options but I fear not much ambient. People need to know Ambient music is the new classical, right.
I did not know iPods played apple losses files.....
I have never done a comparison between ALAC, FLAC & WAV but I have read that wav is considered superior to flac although it seems by a very small margin, still I have no complaints with Flac myself, just wish there was more ambient in losses format.