Thought I would start a new thread on this, I am looking at the following 3 options
LIV Juke http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LIV-Juke-2Tb-Vortexbox-Ripping-Music-Server-Sonos-Squeezebox-Smart-TV-/261079402974?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D2752386068474729150%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D2%26sd%3D230865515772%26
LIV Zen http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LIV-Zen-2Tb-Vortexbox-CD-Ripping-Music-Server-NAS-for-Naim-Linn-Sonos-Squeezebox-/260983024598?pt=UK_Computing_Servers&hash=item3cc3ccebd6
To me they all seem to do much the same but this is an area I am no expert in.
I will be speaking to LIV today to see why the Zen is more than the Juke and what justifies the extra cash.
The vortexbox I have seen refered to here with good reviews.
I am not looking to use a seperate NAs and ripping through my laptop nor am I looking for any other software loading, hardware configuring option.
I have seen other NAS rippers which cost nearly twice as much but find the cost hard to justify at that level.
Does anyone know or can see what the differences between these are or have any good input regarding which one I should go for, I am groping around a bit in the dark here .
I will be using with a SBT and playing through a dac, probably mdac but not bought yet.
As ever any views, thoughts hugely appreciated,