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Changes in DAC Presentation - Need Advice
No, I was previously running two TPLink FMC, both with lps going to SOTM SMS200 streamer/roon endpoint. The opticalrendu replaced both last Tplink and sotm, powering with Uptone JS2.   Your issue is wifi, you have to do hard wiring for any HQPla... 
Help me out with streaming...
+Sonic79. Another thing you can do is bridge the thunderbolt out on mini as ethernet out, this link explains exactly how to do it, big upgrade! https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/30376-a-novel-way-to-massively-improve-the-sq-of-computer-audi... 
Changes in DAC Presentation - Need Advice
Yes, the opticalrendu is wonderful network upgrade, recently upgraded from TPLink FMC to opticalrendu, plays on much higher plane.   As for Macmini. I've used three different macminis over the years, never had a single glitch with Roon. These th... 
ISO-PLUS Ethernet RF Filters vs Fiber Optic Cable
I'd also add, one should read John Swenson's papers on network optimization, John is perhaps preeminent audio network engineer.  
ISO-PLUS Ethernet RF Filters vs Fiber Optic Cable
Optical is the only hundred percent isolation solution. Now its been reported on another thread Innuos claims optical conversion generates noise that makes it inferior to ethernet. I find that highly doubtful, based on both my experience and many ... 
AKM makes the best DACs
@milpai You have made some unwarranted comments in regard to myself. I in fact stated in that thread a desire for more comparative reviews of 005 dac. I also stated I was seeking less favorable perspectives on particular aspects of said dac perfo... 
True or False?
My listening bot will soon report to me, I trust it with my life.  
The worst sentence in audio writing
If its true one must be giving up something for gains in resolution I don't understand the entire pursuit of  higher sound reproduction. I've not heard what I'm giving up!  
Do I really need an " Audio Grade Network Switch "?
Well, lets go in to the nitty gritty.https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/62477-john-swenson-tutoring-paper-considerations-regarding-usage-of-external-reference-clocks-etherregen-and-other-sine-vs-square-impedance-cables%E2%80%94and-a-money-sa... 
Digital Upgrade Recommendations
Going optical post server is optimum way to go. Read John Swenson's papers, thoughts on streaming in general. @yyzsantabarbara  pointed to one thread. Here's another about everything under the sun.https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/62477-joh... 
A better way to stream
@fuzztone Neglected to mention Small Green Computer Sonictransporter I9. Checks nearly all the boxes, Sonore Opticalmodule optical out, fast Intel I9 processor, should be able to run high level HQPlayer dsp if desired. Also has on board storage in... 
A better way to stream
@fuzztone Playing a hard drive on network, NAS. If hard drive in server you have to go through network switch.   If not using fiber out from server, things get more complex because the conversion required. However, the ultimate optical setup can... 
A better way to stream
If Node you're all in one unit, not much to do, you can even use wifi.   Something like NUC's with separate dac are next step up from Bluesound. At this point network optimizing can pay off. Basic setup will usually be server/streamer all in one... 
How much “suspension of disbelief do you need?”
My point was how much one has to work to suspend disbelief, its a matter of degree. Suspension of disbelief intuits some level of mental effort, belief requires no effort. As my system has improved over the years, I find increasingly less mental s... 
Run Roon in an iMac or dedicated Mini
Upper tier mac minis will easily run all Roon dsp, depending on processor, it may even run most if not all HQPlayer dsp.   Your mini could be upgraded into dedicated server at a price and having to diy. If your going to heavy processing, Nucleus...