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 Hi we have 100s of CDs which take up too much space <img src=" title="" width="32" height="27" class="smiley-class smileysProcessed" />

I am a real luddite, and rather anti apple, so don't want any ipod or other mobile related solutions

I just want a way to rip CDs to another 'system' and be able to play them through their own speakers.....

Have looked at Brennan and squeezebox (with NAS)

any other solutions??

would really appreciate any tips Smile

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RE: store and play cds

What is your present system?

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RE: store and play cds

Check Cocktail X10:

http://www.cocktailaudio.co.uk/

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RE: store and play cds

Hi we don't have a system, just play CDs through blueray player or xbox ... see luddite!!

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RE: store and play cds

sidge123 wrote:

Hi we don't have a system, just play CDs through blueray player or xbox ... see luddite!!

So what speakers are you using, is it just through the TV.

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RE: store and play cds

Wd tv live. Cheap solution imo but good media player

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RE: store and play cds

Sonos Connect:Amp and whatever speakers you already have, or let us know budget and we can advise Smile

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RE: store and play cds

 

Hi we just use tv speakers at mo, we have some proper speakers in storage, but as in process of moving using tv

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sidge123 wrote:
rather anti apple

Shame because I was going to recommend a 500GB Mac Mini. You could rip and store thousands of CDs in Apple AAC format, or hundreds in lossless ALAC format, and play them all via iTunes. If you like you could even control it all remotely from an Android (or Apple) smartphone. The Mac Mini will even plug straight into your TV via HDMI with no issues.

It's fine having an irrational 'anti-somethig' bias, I suppose we all have at least one, but it's unfortunate that in your case you're alienating yourself from one of the most elegant and capable solutions to your problem.  But your choice, of course. Hope you get something you like.

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