Much as we enjoy music when played on the CDS3, we are using it less and less these days.
Vinyl albums played on the Vertere turntable almost always sound comprehensively better (i.e. sit back, enjoy and be immersed in the joy of the music). CDs only sound better when the vinyl pressing is a bad 'un.
Meanwhile, the little streaming system in the office is a consistent joy.
The boss wants rid of "all those unsightly CDs", so thoughts turn to a streaming solution for the main system in the living room.
The "source" will be the 1000+ CDs that I've ripped using either dBPoweramp or XLD on to the Synology DS716+ NAS drive. It all uses the AIFF codec. Tidal is fine for the office system when we want to sample new music. However, If we like the music, we buy the CD as it always sounds (much) better than Tidal can manage.
The obvious choice would be to have the 555PS serviced, DR'ed and paired with a shiny new NDS.
Then there is the school of DAVE, fronted by strange creatures from Aurender, Melco or other such clever devices that I don't really understand.
If anyone has compared these options, I'd welcome any insights from your experiences. Equally, if there is an alternative whizz bang way of entering the world of high end streaming (Sim Audio Moon perhaps), I would be interested to hear about it.
Thank you in anticipation.