Thanks for the replies.
I have always thought a WAV file sounds better than a Flac file. I know its larger file and Metadata can be an issue, but to me has always sounded just fuller and just more to the music..
I am have over 8TB of ripped Hi-Rez files from over the years. Mostly from a guy on the internet. These include DSD, WAV, Flac from ripped SACD's, Dvd Audio's, 45 RPM LPs, Original Master recordings etc. Transferred my favorite 2Tb on to the Melco.
Melco is set up as a NAS, all ethernet to the Bricasti M3. Sounds considerably better than pulling the files from my PC.
Wanted to try an Optical usb ripper directly into the Melco. The Melco D100 is over a grand and not looking for that kind of money for more than just a bit more than a curiosity.
I may give the Buffalo ( parent company of Melco) Blu ray ripper a shot. Its about 65 bucks and should be plug and play. Hopefully Melco's software will allow for the Hi Rez audio file on the Blu ray to be extracted.
I have an Oppo 103 but just cant figure out how to rip SACD. That's for another time. : )