This is not quite a D/A converter topic for this forum but this forum seemed the best of an inadequate fit. As my prior post indicated, I'm intending to put together a great sounded, computer audio system, which will start off with a MAC computer.
At recent audio shows, a few exhibitors running computer-based audio to demonstrate their electronics or speakers used a modified MAC mini from a new, young company- Mach2Music (see www.mach2music.com) wherein they take a Mac mini, strip out unnecessary software unrelated to audio, replace the internal hard drive with a small solid-state hard drive for the operating system and store the music files on an external hard drive (choice of solid state or conventional). The company founders believe that their modified system produces better sonics than using, say, a Macbook or a Macbook Pro. In theory, I can understand and support their conclusion of their system providing better sonics.However, most exhibitors using computer audio on the front end used Macbooks or Macbook Pros.
My question is one of theory versus practice. Does the Mach2Music system offer sonics that are audibly better than the Macbook or Macbook Pro?