You may want to consider the Bryston BOT-1 Optical Transport.
I have owned a Bryston BDP-1/BDA-1 combo for a couple years and enjoy it immensely. I ripped my cd collection in FLAC (along with a large number of CDs from my local library) to my HP desktop and then copied the file onto multiple thumb drives. The BDP-1 accepts up to 4 thumb drives. I use my Apple iPad as a remote and it gives me the capability to easily access any of the music in my library. I could never go back to a single drawer player. Enjoy your Bryston!
If you use a PC to do the ripping, get dBPoweramp software. That is what I use with my BDP-1/2 combo. I rip the CD on the PC (which is internet connected), and dBPoweramp automatically downloads the album art. It also needs the internet to check its database for ripping accuracy.
Once a CD is ripped to a FLAC file, I save the FLAC file to a USB hard drive that is then connected to my BDP-1.
You may also want to check to be sure you have the later version of Manic Moose on the BDP-1. The latest MPD (music player) is sonically improved over the versions in the older Looney Loones software.
Check with Chris at Bryston for details.