Put this in “Roon” category because I am just after community advice.
I am running RoonServer on a 2013 vintage iMac that serves other computing needs. My library is about 4000 tracks most of which are itunes era low res versions. I have an additional 1000 or so hi-res tracks. I have both a Tidal and Qobuz subscription.
Given that the rubbish low res itunes can be sourced in better quality via streaming i would only want to access my very small library of downloaded hi-res tracks and dump the existing library.
If I do that, how low a spec could I get away with?
I have seen a 2010 core duo 2 8GB RAM Mac Mini online at a good cost (HDD unfortunately, but would that matter?).
I would make this my exclusive Roon machine. Is this a reasonable idea? I know it’s putting all my eggs in the streaming basket but my library is low quality at present.
Would appreciate community thoughts.