My USB ports are starting to have issues on my 2011 Mac Mini. I’ve been researching alternatives to buying a new one. Been reading a lot about NUC’s & the sonicTransporter. Wondering if those solutions are better in terms of sound than moving Roon core to my QNAP.
Any suggestions? Currently have 40k tracks. Now running:
QNAP NAS (8gb Memory) -> Mac Mini running Roon -> Uptone Regen -> Hegel H160 -> Verity Rienzi’s
I’m running Roon core on my QNAP HS-251+ (2GB ram) and it works like a dream.
I think the only thing it can’t support is upsampling via HQPlayer (although not 100% sure) so if that’s on your wishlist the NUC route is maybe better. But I think your 8gb NAS would be more than sufficient.