Help required on dipping my toe in the music server arena!
REPOSTED due to wrong forum:
OK, so after hearing the NAIM HDX and being blown away by by its usability I want something similar. So, i'd like some advice on my options, here's the criteria/options:
Budget = £250 - £500 hence, I cant afford the Naim HDX
Sound quality and convenience/usability are of equal importance, this means for me I dont want to use my PC for a music server as I dont want the noise, power consumption, etc
1. Something like the Cambridge Audio music server would be ideal apart from having to re-rip my entire music collection! (unless it supports external drives?)
2. I could buy an ipod classic and arcam r-doc?
3. Get something like the Naim but cheaper? Like the Linn Sneaky DS and External drive?
So what's my best option for Sound Quality and conveniance?
Also, most of my music is MP3 or WMA in 190 to 320kbps, should I start ripping in FLAC or WAV??