Seems all that is needed is USB2

I recently set up a Late 2009 Mac mini 3,1 with Catalina 10.15.7. Yea, I know that’s not supposed to be possible … but it is running Roon server 1.8 and Audirvana 3.5.40. Music library is DSD and Flac 96KHz+ on a Sandisk Extreme Pro USB 3.2 1Tb (formatted FAT32).

Since high res audio only requires a USB type B cable to feed a DAC, this is the technical minimum you need to run Audirvana, and it also runs Roon Server!


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If anyone is interested on how this is done, let me know. I may make a How-To video.

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I moved this to the Tinkering category as it seems to be the most suitable location for it.
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Well done but please be aware that you may only be an update away from Roon breaking.

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