Hi, new to forum so be gentle. I currently run a vinyl system through traditional deck/amp/speakers and a digital system using the same amp/speakers. The digital music is on 3 hard drives, Flac/MP3/Alac & AAC connected to a Macbook Pro. This is played via itunes, foobar etc through the optical output of the mac into a Dac Magic then to the amp. Thats the background, what I would like to do as the Macbook Pro has become more of a desktop than a laptop so i would like to replace it with the following setup if possible.
I would like to connect the hard drive/s to a box ???? which can be connected optically to the DAC and onto the amp, I would like the box ???? to be interfaced/controlled by my Android phone/tablet, both running 4.4, I do not want to use my tv as an interface. I have seen a few boxes on ebay, the Measy A1W looks interesting but I am unsyre. The box ???? I refer to I assume will be a Roku/Apple type of box. I do not need to play the music in several rooms and do not want to spend hundreds.
Any suggestions or help would be gratefully appreciated.