Up for your consideration is a custom, turn-key Mac Mini based music streaming and storage system. I run it headless using a remote control utility that allows me to access it through my laptop. Original owner sold it to finance a better ($5000) server.
The processor on this Mini is able to handle anything your throw at it. The Mac is running High Sierra. However, you are able to upgrade for free to a new version if you wish, but Audirvana+ in particular in incredibly stable under High Sierra and I literally use this computer for nothing other than serving music. Reportedly it's sound quality matches anything available for under $4000.
With the Intel i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, you can install and run Roon with no issues whatsoever, including the more demanding DSP functions.
I am the second owner (after 4 months) and am selling this system to fund a move into a different direction. It’s been in a kid, pet, and smoke free home. The complete system is as listed below:
• Mid-2011 Apple Mac Mini A1347
o Intel Core i7 2.7GHZ Processor
o 16GB DDR3 RAM
o 250 GB SSD (Operating System Drive)
o 1 TB SSD (Music Storage Drive)
o Current Replacement Value: $1550
• Tera Dak 12V 10A Power Supply
o Includes an internal power filtering module (See Pic) that is installed in place of the
stock Switching Mode Power Supply Unit
o Link to product page: https://www.teradak.com/products/102.html
o Value: $340
• MiniPro RAID V2 FireWire 800, USB 3.0, eSATA 2-Bay Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure
o Includes (2) 1TB SSD Drives
o Can be connected via Firewire (no external power supply needed) or USB
o Link to product page: https://oyendigital.com/hard-drives/store/CB3R2.html
o Value: $300
• Audiophile Grade Power Cable for LSP
o Value: $50
• AudioQuest Cinnamon Firewire 800 Cable
o Value: $65
• Audirvana+ 3 – Audiophile Music Player Software – Installed & Licensed
o V3.5 will be released soon and upgrade will be free!
o -License does not expire and no recurring fees (unlike Roon)
o When used with Audirvana Remote app (well worth the $9.99 app fee), it makes for a
wonderful music streamer and Server.
o Streams Tidal AND Qobuz
o Value: $79.00
• WireWorld Silver Starlight 7 USB cable (1.0 m)
o Value: $225
TOTAL CURRENT STREET VALUE: $2,700. Asking $700.
Also comes with 1,000’s of valuable secret extras. Will include shipping to the lower 48 and will be well packed in a single box.