Personally I would use a sonic transporter as it gives more flexibility than Naims implementstion of upnp and it's self can be used as streamer to a dac, run other music management software and rip your CDs to a format you want rather then the one Naim chooses. It also will output at a higher resolution if using usb and if you want Roon it's a no brainer.
That’s really my thinking too. Except the Sonic Transporter can’t rip my CDs.
what would I have to do to keep the Naim as a ripper? If I understand things, and I’m not at all sure I do(!), I’d have to do this:
1) keep it on the network,
2) transfer it’s file contents to the Sonic Transporter,
3) rip to its hard drive, then transfer that file to the SSD inside the Sonic Transporter.
Would that work? If so, it sure would be an expensive ripper.