Originally Posted by silvercity22
I currently own a Play 5, Play 3 and a sonos bridge. I own a few hundred CDs I'l like to rip them to a NAS device...my current setup has the bridge connected to the PC and I want to change that. I've read online that the WD My Book Live (2TB) works well....but before I order one I'd like to confirm it here. Is this a decent NAS or is there something else? I want to keep it simple and also have access to it via my ipad. Also, what program would I use to rip my CDs to the NAS device?
I've used a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo for several years with great satisfaction. It just always works. However if I were buying a NAS now I'd look at Synology products. They seem to get the best reviews amongst audiophiles that I've seen elsewhere, and have some magic in their systems for music playback.
For ripping I either use iTunes and rip all to AFLAC but just started using dbpoweramp which is a very nice product but can be overkill for a Sonos user. I'm not an Apple fanboy but for ease of use their ALAC lossless file format gets the job done on Sonos. dbpoweramp gives you lots of flexibility for higher rez files but Sonos doesn't play them back. The equivalent format of FLAC that Sonos will play is pretty much equal to ALAC. So if you're dedicated to your iTunes player keep it all simple and just use it.