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Building an AUDIOPHILE friendly PC from scratch so what is a must to consider in 2020?
Also, with certain graphics cards (Such as Nvidia cards with MSI ZeroFrozr) the fans stop when the card’s temperature is below a certain point. You should be able to program your main cpu fans to do this too. If you also have an SSD, your desktop ... 
Building an AUDIOPHILE friendly PC from scratch so what is a must to consider in 2020?
An SSD wouldn’t have the noise from a spinning disk that a HDD would have.  
Idagio and Primephonic
@rcprince No problem! I would be interested to hear your thoughts between the two. Basically they both are classical streaming services with CD quality and certain unique “upgrades”. I.e., Primephonic has a large selection of Hi-Rez and claims to... 
Idagio and Primephonic
First of all, I have only used Primephonic. In terms of audio quality, while most of Primephonic’s 3.5 million recordings are 16 bit/48 kHz, there are many that are 24/96 and some that are 24/192. Of course a new 21st century recording is more lik... 
I love the music of the 4 seasons and this thread is not about Vivaldi ( like it tough)
When I’m stressed I often listen to the 4th movement of Bruckner’s 8th symphony; it’s like catharsis for stress. Another good piece is the 3rd movement of Shostakovich’s 1st violin concerto.  
Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020
Nearly all products that connect to the internet require security updates. If the hardware is so old that it cannot remain adequately secure, then it should be replaced. Just as no one would think of accessing their bank accounts on an iPhone 4 in... 
What is the best sounding Mahler symphony cycle?
Which are the better recordings from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: the Bernard Haitink cycle, the recordings with Mariss Jansons, or the new recordings with Daniele Gatti? 
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Thanks for the suggestions! 
Evaluating Classical Music Albums
Does anyone have an opinion on in-house labels such as LSO Live? Several orchestras are moving to this business model.  
Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020
So will the original Play:1 still receive updates? I’ve only heard about the original Play:5.   
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
@frogman I will be playing the 1st Violin part. I know that Solti and the CSO made good recordings, but with a lot of brass. Would It be better to listen to a European orchestra’s performance? 
Sonos Announcement today 1/21/2020
From CNBC:“Sonos said people who own the older products can keep using the older speaker in their system, but the new speakers won't receive updates either. A spokesperson told CNBC this is because all speakers on run on the same software, so an o... 
What are your most favorite violin concerti?
@mahgister, the Grumiaux Bach Double is definitely a good recording. My other two favorites are Perlman/Pinchas Zukerman and Hilary Hahn/Margaret Batjer. I think both “concertos” and “concerti” are valid spellings, although I generally say “concer... 
When is the Apple Camera Adapter necessary?
So now I’m confused again. The iFi website isn’t ambiguous, it’s contradictory. They have a picture of a iPhone connected to one of their DACs with a regular Lightning to male USB-A cable, but they also have this user manual: https://ifi-audio.com... 
What is the best sounding Mahler symphony cycle?
Also, the Gergiev/LSO cycle may not be the absolute best, but it is one of the most consistently good Mahler cycles right now.