Please forgive my ignorance but I'm just starting out here. I seek advice.
I currently have a very good set of speakers, an old Arcam Alpha amplifier ( no digital inputs ), and a Sony 300 CD multichanger ( with about 100 active CDs ). I hate the multichanger as its interface is clunky and irritating. This is putting me off listening to music.
I want to make my CD music collection available via the existing speakers and probably amp. I don't regard myself as an audiophile but would only consider ripping my CDs to a lossless format. Being able to control the music from the sofa would be a bonus.
I am philosophically opposed to controlling forces like Apple, and much prefer the more open nature of Android/Linux.
I have a limited budget and am perfectly willing to start with a simple system that I can ditch in a year as technology gets cheaper.
If the solution involved a cheap Android tablet ( e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/NATPC-ULTIMATE-Capacitive-Android-tablet/dp/B007... ) it would good as I would also get a new toy to play with.
I have confused myself thoroughly reading about Squeezeboxes, DACs, FLAC, Airplay, Sonos etc. etc. etc. so your simple suggestion would be much appreciated.