£1000 question (well recommendations request really)
Budget up to £1000 to recommend a good iTunes based storage and playback solution. Initially I'm only really interested in music (probably Apple Lossless
from CD), live internet radio a bonus, but the ability to stream BBC
iPlayer radio content is pretty important too. Preference would be to not require my Mac to be on for iTunes playback, but I think this may be unrealistic?
The direction my research is heading so far is some form of NAS + Airport Express + DAC + reasonable Micro Hifi. The AX & DAC I guess will be £200-250, so I guess what I'm also asking is what is the best area to invest a little extra in the DAC or Hifi (or even forget DAC for now and go with the AX built in to start with as I've seen suggested on other responses)?
Obviously, I realise I'm not going to get perfection on this budget, but we have to start somewhere, so future upgradability would be good. Option to also input optical outs from TV/DVD would be great, but not a priority at the moment.
Many thanks in advance.