Hardware media player - suggestions?
I'm looking into a new sound system for the school hall and want to add a hardware media player.
We currently have a bog-standard Technics CD player which is fine for playing CD's. The problem is we are accumulating a lot of CD's and many have just one or two tracks on them - not ideal!
So i figure we'll use a hardware media player and can build a library of MP3's. I dont want to use the Network / PC / laptop option if i can help it coz the last thing i want is Windows/mediaPlayerSoftware etc freezing on production night and the whole thing is waiting on windows rebooting!
I have looked at stand-alone hardware media players (mostly Numark) that can accommodate CD's as well as MP3 but not sure of which one to go with and the quality of the product.
Does anyone have any experience with these or can offer other suggestions?