♪ I also have the followings for sale:
- Cary Xciter DAC @$900
- Creek Destiny Integrated Amp @$1350
- Balanced Audio Technology (BAT) VK-200 Power Amplifier @$1200
- Nordost Heimdall XLR balanced interconnects 1.25 meter @$350
- Anticables speaker cables (Performance Series Level 2 of 3), 5 feet pair, banana on the speaker end and spade on the amp end) @$50
♪ ITEM DESCRIPTION
Fully upgraded and optimized for sound quality. It serves as a music server, streamer, and CD ripper. It is truly an ALL-IN-ONE, TURN-KEY SOLUTION for your DAC.
♪ Basic set-up support will be provided once you receive the unit.
♪ First timer in computer audio? Well, its sound quality can be way beyond anything that "spins" (cassette tapes, vinyls, or CDs) as long as it's done right. Included with the unit is a simple document that describes how to set it up to optimize Mac Mini's sound quality.
♪ I am a 100% feedback seller in eBay and Audiogon and you can buy with confidence.
The following features will let this unit outperform stock Mac Mini by a large margin. The reasons are well documented in the Internet.
1) LINEAR POWER SUPPLY from Core Audio Technology (black unit in photo): Please Google "audiogon forum mac mini linear power supply" for its benefits.
2) NO INTERNAL POWER SUPPLY: The later units (silver enclosure) have PS built inside the unit which may introduce electrical noise. The unit for sale belongs to the generation (2009) where the PS is separated out.
3) SSD (Sold State/Flash Drive): Faster speed means less jitter. No spinning action means less jitter as well.
4) EXPANDED RAM: 8 GB instead of the usual 4 GB. The Absolute Sound argues 8 GB (nothing more, nothing less) is the optimal memory size for music reproduction. Please Google "the absolute sound turning a mac into a music server" to read it.
5) AUDIRVANA PLUS MUSIC PLAYER
In a software based music players shootout (6Moon Review), Audirvana came out as the winner in sound quality. This unit actually has Audirvana PLUS which is known to be even better than the original version.
6) OPERATION SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION
I've turned off all OS processes not required for music reproduction that run in the background. I will explain how to turn them back on if you need to know (very easy).
7) Rosewood Cones for Vibration Control (a three point installation)
♪ See the bottom of the page for spec and model
In a great functional condition. No major nick or dent. Normal wears and light scratches but nothing major. The unit works with any mouse, keyboard, and monitor. The stock power supply (white) is also included although it's redundant with the black linear power supply.
♪ WANT TO BUY ONLY THE POWER SUPPLY?
If you want to use your own Mac Mini, you can just purchase the Core Audio linear power supply for $300. Please message me. Your Mac Mini needs to be a version with white plastic top.
$50 in the US (please ask for other countries). I accept Paypal, Chase bank transfer, and check. Paypal fee covered by me.
♪ Computer Spec
Model Year: 2009
Model Identifier: Macmini 3.1
Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.26 GHz
Hard Drive: SSD (flash drive) 240 GB (please use an external hard drive to store your music files; from sound quality standpoint it's not a good idea to use the same drive for running OS and retrieve files from)