I'm looking for a solution to store about 200 CDs worth of music in an UNCOMPRESSED format so I can play them back on my home system. I've read people accomplishing this by turning a computer into such a server. However, I prefer not to have to power up a PC to play back the music.
The system must have an interface where I can control the playlist without having a computer connected. Basically something like an iPOD for the home but without any form of compression. Then I would hook up the output of this device to an external DACs which then feeds a preamp.
I'm browsing Crutchfield and it appears a product like the Escient FireBall MX-111 would be it. But such a device is pricey. Are there any other recommendations to get what I need? Can a PS3 be used? Thanks.