I want to rip all my CDs to lossless, and play them using an integrated amp that I have yet to select, but it will be a somewhat upscale model. Forget CD ripping. Scroll down to Post #7. I use a laptop, but have not delved into FLAC or whatever other lossless formats which may exist. Every time I consider trying out FLAC I get stuck in a foreign realm in which I don't understand the language, nor which software I need. Then I read about products that include a CD drive for ripping, storing and playing, but soon become confused with all the tech. So I decided a music server may be the way to go, and read reviews by users complaining about a unit such as the Marantz NA6005. Does it do what I want? I'm not really sure, but I think so. Then I read what users are saying, and find this: "Many times I read bad reviews and think "well that won't be me", but in this instance, I have to echo some of the other negative reviews regarding this specific product. While the sound quality is great (when it's working) the firmware is awful. As previously reviewed here - it's very buggy (others have plenty of similar reviews). It's been a crapshoot each time i turned it on as to whether it would function properly. Most of the time it was fine, but way too frequently, especially for a Marantz, it was not. I had to perform various degrees of restarts too many times, from "turn off, turn back on" to "total system reboot" to get things back on track. Regardless, that level of performance was unacceptable to me for this product and to date, Marantz has not seemed to recognize that a firmware upgrade is required..." and several more complaining of the same issues. Sounds like me, except this guy knows a lot more than I do. Do I rule out the Marantz? If it were only this one guy... but it isn't. Quite a few complained about this. I really want to rid myself of three huge, slow, clunky, slow Sony megadisc players - did I mention they are slow? - but I become mired in tech-speak I don't understand, and can't figure out how to even begin the transformation. And network attached storage? Does that work in conjunction with a server? What do I need to rip to FLAC and play via Wi-Fi? I own no smart-phone, have no android service, so what tablet, if any, do I need for access and control? What do I need to remotely access the files? The more I read, the less I understand how to get there from here. Maybe I should just stick with slow and clunky.