I’m currently using a late 2012 Mac Mini (recently upgraded from a 2010 one that couldn’t run the Core properly) with both an SSD for software and an old-style hard drive for files. I also use Tidal Hi-Fi, and although I’m not really “down” with MQA, I still want to make the best of my Tidal subscription, so I’m considering a DAC upgrade, or sidegrade maybe, from my Hegel HD25 to something like a Topping D90.
I’d love to get a Simaudio MOON Evolution 680D v2, but that would take me years to save up to Would look great with my 600i v1, though
Now, would I gain anything important from getting a DAC or streaming DAC that is also Roon Ready? I don’t have a NAS and the Mac Mini is right next to the DAC. No real need or desire to move it. I can skip, play, pause and such using the Hegel remotes I have, now that the Core is back on the Mini. I figure I’d be able to do the same using a Topping or something similar.
Also, would I be able to completely turn off the display on a Topping D90? This is a feature I greatly appreciate on my Hegel HD25. Remote, two coaxial inputs, at least one optical and, of course, USB are requirements for any DAC suggestions.