I'm thinking of getting the Berkeley Alpha DAC and a music server. I'm kind of tired of disc swapping. My intention is to have playback equal to the best CD player I've heard, the Spectral SDR4000S Pro. I'm considering 3 options;
1) Blue Smoke server. Any users on here who can tell me about it? Is it worth it's costs (7k)? What advantages does it have over other music servers?
2) Music Vault Diamond. Recieved some rave on here and is cheaper than Blue Smoke server, but more importantly is it as good?
3) Custom built Zalman TNN-300 with Samplitude (for higher quality playback than MediaMonkey). Will save me lots of money. But I'm not super well versed in computers, so ease of use is really important for me.
Is it possible to get to the level of the best cd playback or am I dreaming? Any suggestions?