So I have my home audio system set up, with the multi zones and I am going to be utilizing Sonos with it. So I want to rip my entire CD collection to FLAC. I have a 2 TB NAS already to for the music to be put on. It seems like the two big programs for doing this are EAC (free) and dbpoweramp (not free). I tried EAc but there are so many varying guides on how to set up the multitude of options, I dont know whats the best... a few issues I have noticed so far: 1. it seems like the 1st second of songs is cut out.. I did detect gaps but it didnt really show any. 2. when I play the FLAC file v. the actual CD, through my set-up, the FLAC plays quiter, i.e., I have to turn the db's up quite a bit more to get the same level as I would from CD. 3. I would like to be able to rip the CD to FLAC (for use over the Sonos) and another format like MP3, etc. since FLAC doesnt seem to work on my Ipod/car CD player and it takes up mucho space... Any suggestions? I really know nothing about this other than what I have tried to dechiper in the various guides.... which is rather confusing in its own right.