Best Tech for playing library of playlists?

  Quartin 11:20 29 Mar 2019

Hi, I'm looking for advice on the best tech for playing a library of playlists in my front room. I have a fairly extensive digital library of playlists (original albums and 'curated') in loss-less format (on lap-top and backed up on stick). So, I can't see the point in streaming (too low res) or paying to listen to music I already own + what is the point in having good speakers to play MP3s? So what are my options? Is it best to invest in blue-tooth/wifi speakers (Bose?) to play track-lists from my laptop? Or perhaps DAS drive + speakers? I also want to listen to digital radio - but listening to my own collection in the a convenient way is the main priority. Any advice gratefully received!

  Gordon Freeman 18:57 29 Mar 2019

Check out Sonos. Uses yr wifi (not bluetooth). Plays via wifi so any connected device laptop, desktop, mobile phone can connect to Sonos via app/controller. Not cheap but I'd recommend if budget allows.

  Gordon Freeman 19:24 29 Mar 2019

Should have added, my NAS is connected as a music library source & all controlled via app on phone &/or desktop/laptop. Sonos also provides digital radio built in, again all controllable via app. Smallest spkr is Sonos 1, next Sonos 3, largest Sonos 5. You can pair up say two Sonos 1s/3s/5s for stereo. You cannot pair a 1 to a 3 or 5, or a 3 to a 5, but you can 'group' different types.

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