I just started the task of ripping all of my CD's to FLAC using the dBpoweramp program & storing on an external hard drive. I've also just started exploring the many devices out there. There's a whole lot of them, mostly on the expensive side. I'm not conserned about their onboard DAC's because I intend on using my hot rodded Music Hall dac. So the unit definelely will need a digital out. I've looked at Olive, Wadia, Bryston, Marantz, Squeezebox, Music Servers Direct just to name a few. Then I checked out the Sonos line, it looks like the perfect solution that I'm looking for. In particular the ZP90 zone player along with their CR 200 controller (you can also use the Apple devices & Android).
From what I've read it's a knock out system the sounds exceptional. Even more so running thru an external dac. Any thoughts from 1st hand users?