Btw, i suggested as a computer a rasberry pi or an *underpowered* slim computer, because you want a silent computer. Ideally fanless.I have a collection of around 1500 CDs. They're taking up a great deal of space and I'm under pressure from the missus to "do something about it". A friend who is very techie minded suggested I buy a network hard drive and a streamer and put all the CDs on to there but this is very new to me and I don't really understand what's involved. Firstly, how would I transfer the CDs to the hard drive? Even after I sort through them all and forget a few that I haven't played for years, I'm still going to be left with a 1000+ to transfer across. I have a nice Yamaha A-S500 amp so does the hard drive connect to the streamer and then the streamer to the amp? I appreciate this is very basic stuff for you guys but it's all new to me and if I do go out and buy what's needed to do this, I want to ensure I get the right kit. I have a budget of about £1,000 but could stretch that a little if required. Thank you for any help that can be given.
Nobody wants to hear a computer whirring when enjoying music.
Reproducing a flac or a mp3 is ridiculously easy for a modern pc, therefore dont get a powerful one.
The rasberry pi consumes 5w at peak load and has no fans. Just silent. It costs 50$ and in standby consumes close to 0w
You also may want a ssd , so you wont hear spinning drives. None of that!