hey all. I've been bouncing this around around in the noggin. Take DAW of your choice, and picture a basic 24trk audio mix, with a pluggin on each channel. This type of session would run on just about any computer hardware from the last ten years. If you had the identical sessions, running on the exact same hardware, and same drivers/OS, on two separate computers. One as basic as it gets, but can handle this session without errors, even if it's pushed. Another, super high tech state of the art computer. if you a/b the two systems, while listening live, and then auditioning the mix downs, (however you arrive at 2 track), would they produce identical results? In theory and in person? I just got curious about this after starting to learn that there's different tolerance/quality levels of eletronic components, which seems to be one of the big selling points on higher end, and original vintage gear. If there was a MOBO created with 'boutique' caps and resistors, does this contribute to the daws final result? Is it a question more of longevity of the system instead? Is it just a limit on peak performance, or reliability?