Do you have more than 1 system? The Node was intended to be part of a whole home unit, similar to Sonos but better quality. If you do I would but the Vault and rip your CDs with that. It is possible but not easy to integrate the Blu Sound with another Source of files, such as a PC. Since you haven't started saving music to another system I think you will find it easier to keep it all under 1 roof
. If you only have 1 system, and you want to rip your CDs, I would suggest buy the Vault anyway and sell the Node. You will take a slight beating on this but since you already like what the Blusound sounds like with Tidal this is still an easier and potentially less expensive than going the PC route--and certainly less frustrating .