Currently i have my MBA hooked up to an external HDD which holds my itunes library. When ever we wish to listen to music i have an airport express going into my DAC and amp. Perfect for me, i can control it all with my iPhone/iPad, but my wife isn't happy, she wants a plug and play solution instead of relying on having the mac plugged in, turned on, itunes open and external HDD powered on and plugged in. I had a couple of ideas 1) Will a Time Capsule talk directly to an airport Express without needing a mac, i think not from what ive read so far? Is there anything out there that will store music and talk to an airport express without the need for itunes and a mac? 2) Ideally we would like to have multiple speakers/docks around the house playing the same music in sync. Is this possible?