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RE: PC/MAC based replacement for dcs stack

I would be suspicious of the cool and quiet - anything that throttles the cpu (which is what that does) is going to create switching noise. There is a function on the mac which does this called napping, turning that off made a big gain.

If you want to reduce noise go to quietpc.com lots of great stuff on fans etc. Personally I use a laptop that specifically picked out for audio as I can turn off napping (its a g4 mac) and one that the fans pretty much never come on. The results are spectacular if your willing to dial it in.

I bet you could come out even better than the mac if you tweak your pc, I believe while the mac offers a great bit-perfect playbaack, that the software (foodbar and cplay) for the pc is much more mature and high end. Maybe some day i'll try out the pc, but for now im just enjoying the music.

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