Dear Mike Richter,
Thanks for the reply. I knew you would offer your wisdom. Yes, I neglected to include that the extraction is from CD-R/DA. Unfortunately, the best source in the present situation; analog source no longer being available. I am confident in the quality of the transfer to CD done 7 years ago. So, if it is a bit-for-bit extraction with Exact Audio Copy the .wav should be equal to what is on the disc. Both numerically and sonically, right?