I have recently (well not too recently) started a new chapter in my musical journey and started to move/moved most of my music collection to a PC based digital setup/source/transport. In other words goodbye to the good old tape player, CD player or even a budget DVD player or any of the countless universal players that play anything from Audio CDs to MP3, to DVD Audio and Video. Instead the PC becomes (rather has become) the pièce de résistance in my musical setup consisting of the transport and a centralized location to store all the Audio CD rips in lossless formats like FLAC, WAV, etc. Of course this does lead to the requirement of increased HDD space especially if the music is ripped in lossless formats like FLAC/WAV etc. but it’s worth the effort and the increased need for space since it means I have all my music collection on hand whenever I want to listen to anything, I don’t need to go around hunting for the tapes and CDs and even more so the tapes and CDs all originals are safe and don’t run the risk of getting cut, broken, or scratched. I also read up a lot on how to make the PC sound better (rather how to make music sound better on the PC) and there’s tons of information on this on the internet. That’s understandable since audiophiles and music lovers all over are finding out that a PC with the right soundcard and powered speakers will not only give a CD player a run for its money, but beat most CD players many times over its price range. Here is a selection of some of the articles that I have read and can recommend. I will also be sharing more on this topic as the days go on and share more about my adventures with the Audiophile PC.
I am sure you will enjoy reading all the wealth of information provided/shared here and please do check back for more!!!