11-15-2015 03:19 PM
I have all of my mp3 and flac files on an external hard drive. I want o be able to play them through a new receiver. What type/kind of receiver should I buy? I also need fm. My budget is under $500.
11-16-2015 12:02 PM
I am in the process of converting all my music CD's to digial for a similar reason.
I am not certian on doing it from a hard drive however. You may need to purchase a large USB jump drive and move your music to there. A number of receivers come with USB ports to allow you to plug in your USB drives. However, if your external hard drive connects with a USB port it may work. I don't know for certain.
If you navigate to Home Audio there are a number of available options. Just look for the USB filter.
A pretty good reciever for the money is the Yamaha
It has a USB for for just such a thing. It is also a home theater receiver that you can use with your TV as well. just build up the speakers over time to keep you budget in line.
There are also a number of Stereo Shelf Systems that come with USB ports, and you can expect a number of them to be on sale next week.