CD Ripping,Which Storage and Player ?

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    Im in the process of ripping my 500 CD collection and am questioning what i believe are the 3 options i have
    1....Can i rip to an external HD using DBRipper software and connect this to the USB input on the Cambridge CXN.If so what organises the files into order is it the Cambridge connect app. or the streamer.The DBripper software collects all the CD metadata needed.I don't fancy the idea of having to search through 500 listings to play 1 album.This is the cheapest option i have the software and a HD are cheap as chips these days

    2....Buy a NAS drive and stream to the CXN as its intended

    3..... But something like a Brennan or `Nova fidelity.

    Would i loose CD quality (Apple Lossless) if it was streamed opposed to wired directly

    This will be run through Cambridge CXN Streamer and CA 841 Amp
     
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    I went Logitech squeezebox. Roon also good. I would always go NAS rather than direct attached simply because then you share it to all your devices simultaneously.

    I have no experience of the Cambridge UI but I would hope it allows you to browse by artist/album/year etc etc.. if it doesn't you will be better served with a third party control app on your smartphone (e.g. bubbleUpnp) and just use the Cambridge as a renderer.
     
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    Would I loose any file quality by streaming rather than direct usb
     
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    Do you have the squeezebox connected to your amp
     

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