Excellent 2012 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM with Uptone MMK DC + 500GB SSD
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Apple Mac mini "Core i7" 2.3 Quad-Core (Late 2012) w/16GB of RAM + Uptone Audio MMK DC Fan Controller (Installed by Uptone Audio)
Includes Mac OS X El Capitan (Optimized) on a 32GB Toshiba SDHC Card with HQPlayer playback software installed. Mac OS X is configured with bridged networking.
The internal 500 GB SSD Drive also includes Windows 10 on a partition that I ran optimized with Process Lasso and Fidelizer - also configured with bridge networking.
This Mac Mini can also run Audio Linux (AL) booted to RAM. I have only booted AL to RAM once for testing, but have not listened to it. Alex Crespi of Uptone Audio ran (maybe still does) his Mac Mini using Audio Linux in this way and he has stated that he is very pleased with it.
Before discovering Audio Linux, I experimented a lot with different operating systems and settled on an optimized version of OS X El Capitan booted from an SD Card, then un-mounting the internal SSD. I used this to run HQPlayer as an NAA and I ran Roon Server on my sonicTransporter. This machine is powerful enough to run Roon alone or HQPlayer in a distributed setup as I did.
There are a lot of different configuration options to choose from with this Mac Mini.
I bought this Mac Mini from Frys and shipped it to Uptone Audio to install their Mac Mini DC-Conversion/Linear Fan Controller Kit (MMK).
Power Supply is not included. I ran mine with my Paul Hynes SR5 linear PSU.
Here's what's included:
- Mac Mini with original box
- 500 GB Internal SSD
- 16 GB of OWC RAM
- Toshiba Exceria Pro 32 GB SDHC
- Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
- CompuLab Display Emulator (fit-Headless)
- Edimax Wi-Fi USB Adapter
Asking $495 or best offer.
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