Seeking highest quality audio for Sonos based system
I'd be very grateful for your advice.
I'm looking to set up a two room audio system based on playing music from a hard drive. My budget is about £800-£1000. I currently have an iMac with my music on it - mostly cd rips. In a separate living room I have a router, time capsule, tv and ps3
I want great audio in this living room and will later potentially want to expand to elsewhere in the house.
Good strong bass is important to me.
So, in the living room I'm looking at getting an nad326 amp, monitor audio br2 or b&w 685 speakers plus Sonos zp90 to link to the nad amp and a zonebridge to connect to the router. I plan to store and stream my music from the time capsule also connected to this router. I plan to rip files in the best quality format I can: flac or perhaps apple lossless- whichever works.
Later i plan to also get a Sonos s5 to extend the system to the bedroom or study.
My questions are:
Does this sound like a good idea?
Alternatively would I be able to get better audio quality with a separate hard drive/media pc/nas of some kind with all my music stored on it - that's wired directly into the amp? It seems logical to me audio would be better this way than if streamed.
Many thanks for any help.