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  1. Following today's 75 point drop in the S&P, more great news. Trump said 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese products would rise to 30% starting Oct. 1. Separately, the remaining $300 billion in imports will be tariffed at 15% instead of 10% on Sept. 1. This guy has no clue what he is doing.
  2. @Miska have you had a chance to test and/or measure the Nu Audio card? It's currently on sale for $189 in the USA and I'm wondering whether to pick one up.
  3. So can you please answer my question in post #17087?
  4. Can mainland Chinese users access AS and participate in this forum?
  5. Can one of our Chinese AS users tell us whether Xiami is popular among Chinese music streaming consumers? Or is it insignificant, like TIDAL vs Spotify? Here is some information I found on Billboard: Xiami Music was founded in 2008 and acquired by the Alibaba Group in 2013. User numbers are not publicly available. The biggest digital music services in China are QQ Music, Kugou, Kuwo and WeSing, all owned by tech giant Tencent Music Entertainment Group. Collectively those four services have more than 800 million users, says Tencent. NetEase Cloud Music, operated by Chinese internet company NetEase, is another of the region's biggest music platforms and claims to have more than 600 million registered users. Note also that Tencent is negotiating to buy 10% of UMG with a one-year option to double its stake.
  6. This thread has been a desk pounding success. 😋
  7. I think having a good quality switch between your router and your audio endpoint is more important than the quality of your router, but I don't have actual experience with swapping in different routers.
  8. So the big question is why does the new system sound better? 8 cores vs 4 cores? AMD vs Intel? Motherboard differences? Please let us know if you manage to determine the key contributing factors.
  9. rickca

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    Go to Apps / DAC Diagnostics and make sure your USB device is listed.
  10. In the BIOS go to the monitoring tab and set the cpu fan speed to ignore. I found this solution in a ROG forum for a different Maximus motherboard, but I suspect it would work for you too.
  11. Didn't you have the processor graphics disabled in BIOS on the i7-6700K? What do you mean by NUC port? Are you using the motherboard ethernet or built-in wifi?
  12. Really expensive, but that Natural Airflow Technology looks very interesting.
  13. I pity the guys who worked on it. Imagine mentioning MQA implementation on your resume and linkedin profile. The hiring manager wonders what is MQA, does a google search and winds up reading this thread.
  14. Tencent is negotiating to buy 10% of UMG with a one year option to double its stake. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/tencent-in-talks-to-buy-universal-music-stake-2019-08-06?mod=mw_theo_homepage
  15. So now Trump plans to put a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion of goods the US imports from China. This includes sneakers, consumer electronics and toys. Effective 9/1. Merry Christmas, Donald! https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-overruled-his-advisers-on-new-tariffs-against-china-2019-08-04?mod=mw_latestnews
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