I am in the process of putting together a nice little system. 20 years ago I had a Rotel separates system with Paradigm speakers but have since sold it. Now I am looking at getting back into it 20 years later.
My plan is to abandon my CD collection and rip everything to lossless on itunes and use Volumio on a Pi with Piano+Kali DAC and reclocker which I will then plug into my Integrated Amp (probably going to go with a higher end Yamaha in the $1,200-$2,500 range) and the KES LS50 speakers. I except to be dazzled by the sound. I’m sure it will put a pleasant smile on my face.
Couple of questions. Where would be the best place to hold my music? Would you simply use a USB stick plugged into the Pi? Or should I consider using a NAS device? What would be the benefits or drawbacks to each approach? And what do you find --based upon your own experience using Volumio-- is the best device to play your music from? I want to be able to do it wirelessly, so I was thinking that using my Android phone would be best. And lastly, which interconnects would you recommend going from the Pi to my Integrated Amp?
Anything else I should be considering here but may have overlooked in the assembling of my system?