Right off the bat, the No-WiFi requirement is firm. This is an atypical household: no networking, no sharing, no online streaming service. WiFi is kept disabled for performance and security. That said, I do have an Airport Extreme, hard wired. And despite “no WiFi” I can use Bluetooth for remote control purposes. Per my profile, I keep a standalone system in each of two rooms. One is a hardwired 2.0 rig, and the other is a 5.1 setup with TV. The 2.0 is settled and works fine. I’d like to more or less replicate that in the 5.1 room, ideally using what I already have. Which includes: Oppo BDP-103 iFi Nano iDSD DAC (not yet in use) Marantz SR8000 AV receiver (no HDMI) Samsung plasma (HDMI) iPod Touch 6 Any number of 4TB hard drives; one has USB-C. Ethernet connection I’m willing to spring for something like a used Mac Mini, or an entry-level iPad, to view and play the library. I presume I would need a powered hub. If a standalone NAS hard drive is somehow a potential solution (I know nothing about them), it must be hard wired (and at least 3TB). I don’t mind using the plasma as a monitor for a Mac Mini if I can setup a remote control. If an iPad could do it all, that would be great. Whatever is assembled here would connect solely to the DAC. The idea is to browse and play music using my JRiver license applied to one of these devices. JRiver because my library sports a bunch of different formats and resolutions. If possible, I’d like to use my existing iPod Touch as a remote control (to a Mini?), but the more I read the less likely that seems. This is the part I’m stuck on; I don’t know which of these devices connects – hard wired – to one another to predictably create a simple music server. Which would be the ONLY use here. I’m comfortable with Apple computers, but I’ve never bought into any of their lifestyle toys, so I just don’t know their basics. Organize me. .