Start with a NAS and secon hand Sonos connect, then if you feel it's the way you want to go upgrade from there..
Electrocompaniet PI 2 | Naim ND5 XS | Chord Epic | ProAc Studio 115
The squeezebox and Rega DAC combo sounds fantastic
Synology DS212j > Rega DAC > Rega Brio R > Rega RS1
Rega RP6 / Exact
Chord Chameleon Plus / Odyssey 2
Panasonic TX-P50 GT50 > BDP110e > Yamaha RX-V 667 > Rega Vox
Synology NAS ordered and on its way. Will audition some DACs and take it from there... cheers guys.
Thought you would like to know I've gone for the M1 Click after getting a good deal on an ex demo unit. Was still more than the cost of an M1 DAC and SBT but not by far so all in all very pleased. Oh and it sounds fantastic!
Right no more saving left... New setup compete and looking very shiny.
did you get ypour Synology NAS, Im thinking of getting one - which model have you gone for?
Am very envious and I'm glad you chose the MF, they are nice products. I owned one of their poweramps some years ago but it was nicked!
Hi-Fi: Krell KAV-300cd, Michell TecnoDec/RB250/Grado Prestige Black1, KAV-300i amp, Transparent balanced interconnects and bi-wire to Sonus faber Concerto grand piano speakers, Nakamichi ZX-7 cassette deck, Logitech Squeezebox Touch, Hitachi FT-5500 and Sony S570ES tuners, BCD Engineering stand, RA Powerlink, Chord powerchord, Grado SR60i cans.
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I got the DS212j and a 2TB western digital hard drive. The nas has two slots so I can always get another drive if it fills up...it was pretty easy to install and setup, I would recommend.
Me too. It took a lot of deliberation but I made the right choice! Sorry to hear about your amp.
Yes that's the set up I'm thinking of getting!
all my music is ALAC on an iMac in the study - how would I get all my ALAC files onto the NAS?
I'm having to burn all my cds again as they are in mp3 format so have not done this. However, from what I can tell it should be pretty easy - the nas comes with a number of bundled applications you can install. One is called media server, which creates a music, video and photos folder for you that can be accessed by streamers etc. You would just drag and drop your ALAC files into the one on the NAS...
It also has a media manager called audio station which allows you to create playlists and edit metadata etc. All in all it is very user friendly.
PS. I would recommend plugging the nas directly into your computer with an Ethernet cable when transferring lots of files. I did a few wirelessly yesterday and it takes a while. I was worried the synology would be hard to setup but it wasn't. After using the media manager to create the shared folders, I just entered my wireless network details into the M1 Clic and it picked up the NAS folders straight away, including a view by album, artist, playlist etc. Nice and straight forward.
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