Apologies for the hifi post…
We are in the process of moving house from our 3-bed Semi to a 4-bed Detached and our current plan is that we will have a dedicated Hifi/no-TV lounge (and seperate TV/Playroom).
The new room is pretty much the same size as my current living room (~17ft x 11ft) so the core of the system I am very happy with, although I still have this plan to revisit a pair of ‘medium’ sized Tannoys when I find a pair.
I have got to the sate where my existing CD storage is full but I don’t want to buy any more CDs or storage until we have moved. I’ve mainly been buying Vinyl which is fine as I have space with my Ikea Expedit, standard.
I have been investigating streaming for the digital side, more for Internet radio and possibly multiroom for the new house. I have experience of Sonos but been looking at the Yamaha Musicast system too. The new house has a large sun-room which we plan to convert into a big Kitchen/Diner which will of course need music!
Then there are ripping servers, like the Bluesound products that seem very popular. I do have a Synology 2TB NAS but its mostly used for RAW Photos.
I had been looking for a small format CDP, as my Sony S9000ES is such a beast and getting on a bit but soundwise, I can’t fault it. And this starts the thought process…
Now, I don’t have a massive CD collection, I think in the region of around 500-550 CDs just eyeballing the amount on the shelves. I guess I’m at that point of ripping them all and going Streaming + Vinyl (store the CDs in the loft) or taking all the CDs out of the cases, save the covers and scrap the jewel cases to save space and continue to use the CDs.
Anybody gone through such as change recently?