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How to find someone to 'design' my digial music library/listening system

Greetings all

It has been some years since I started down this 'digital music library' road.  I read your 'stickies' and I think I'm OK posting this here in GA because:  a) my Q spans a couple different forums; and b) there isn't a forum for my actual Q.

So - I went through the process of ripping my CD collection - well, some years ago, using Flac and EAC.  While I've listened to some of my music - I have never gotten to the point of actually 'using' my digital library.  There are just too many other things on my plate and this topic doesn't really interest me - I just want my system set up and usable!

So - any suggestions on how I might hire someone to complete the task of figuring out how best to get my digital library to play through my stereo system.  What other hardware do I need (slim device?? stereo components etc); While I have all these flac files - they are not in any sort of database - I seem to recall reading about Monkey 'something' and foobar . .   maybe database isn't the right word. 

I don't know that I need someone to 'do' the setup - I just need to know Specifically - what I need to do/buy etc.  I just don't have the time/interest to figure it all out!  I need a "knowledgeable/well versed" consultant!

any suggestions are appreciated - Is it inappropriate to solicit a consultant here?? 

Thanks
Kelly

btw:  Thanks so much for the 'autosave' feature - just as I was about to post - I had been logged out and thought I lost all this!!

Re: How to find someone to 'design' my digial music library/listening system

Reply #1
What audio equipment do you already have?

Where are your ripped files currently stored?

Re: How to find someone to 'design' my digial music library/listening system

Reply #2
Hey @Apesbrain  -

My audio equipment is a basic receiver (Denon) and speakers (Energy floor speakers - don't remember the model and not home right now).  I am not an audiophile - but I would build out the system to enjoy my music 'fully' - if that makes any sense.  I don't need a 'home theater' setup - just good/better quality audio. 

as for my ripped cd files; they're sitting on a 250 (?) gb  external hard drive; with the overflow on a 32 g usb drive. 

Thanks for your help

Kelly

Re: How to find someone to 'design' my digial music library/listening system

Reply #3
I just bought one of these for this reason and as a phono-pre-amp. ~ https://artproaudio.com/product/usb-phono-plus-project-series/

I think this unit has been recommended here before, however, I'm also curious whether this is the way to best accomplish this.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  ;~)

Re: How to find someone to 'design' my digial music library/listening system

Reply #4
the most comfy yet energy effective solution is probably some kind of tablet where foobar2000 can be installed
some ANC'd headphones + AutoEq-based impulse + Meier Crossfeed (30%)

Re: How to find someone to 'design' my digial music library/listening system

Reply #5
Have you considered the Sonos Port (or older Sonos Connect)?  It is made for people like yourself who are seeking a "plug & play" solution.  Just plug its audio output into an AUX or TAPE IN on your receiver.  Almost everything you need comes in the box.  It will index all music files it finds on your network.  You control it from an app on your PC, Android, or iDevice.

 

Re: How to find someone to 'design' my digial music library/listening system

Reply #6
Thanks for the replies @2tec , @magicgoose  and @Apesbrain  . . .   (btw 2tec - love your profile image!)
Yes, there are lots of ideas and ways to do this out there.  But as the subject of this topic indicates - I have no interest and no time to research all the possibilities and put it together! 

Are there any consultants out there who know enough about this and would like a side gig?  Don't mean to be terse - and I truly do appreciate your help.  Despite best intentions - it's not what I need.  But thanks

maybe I just need a post with the subject "Consultant wanted" . . .  

Kelly

 
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