Mozart media lab: Thermaltake Mozart Media Lab VC4000SNS Silver/ Black Computer Case

Thermaltake Mozart Media Lab HTPC Home Theater Case

All CategoriesShop By Brand Power Supplies Computer Cases Water Cooling Computer Lighting Case Fans CPU Fans / Coolers Cooling Accessories Keyboard / Mouse Cables / Adapters Cable Management Gaming Gear Home Automation Auto Mods Caffeine Frequently asked Questions We are proud to introduce the new Mozart series case from Thermaltake. This sleek, stylish HTPC case will look great sitting below your TV. The all-aluminum front panel is host to a variety of I/O ports for easy accessibility. The Mozart is compatible with both ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards.

Inside, you will find an 80mm intake fan and twin 60mm exhaust fans. This will provide sufficient cooling for any HTPC. The case also includes ventilation holes on the top for superior heat dissipation. For added strength, Thermaltake used a «double-bridge» design which connects the structure at the top of the case. It even has gold-plated foot stands!

Case Type: HTPC Fans: 2 x 60mm Fans / 1 x 80mm Fan
Material: SECC, Aluminum Dimensions: 17. 5 x 17″ x 6.5″
Side Panel: Solid Drive Bays: External: 3 x 5.25 / Internal: 5 x 3.5
Expansion Slots: 7 Slots I/O Ports: 2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, 2 x Audio
Motherboard Support: Micro ATX, ATX Power Supply: Optional


  • Sleek, modern look
  • 1 x Front intake 80mm fan
  • 2 x Rear exhaust 60mm fans
  • Top ventilation for superior cooling
  • Front vents provide air to fan
  • Easy access front panel connectors
  • Stiff structure
  • Gold-plated foot stands


  • Model Number: VC4000SNS
  • Color: Silver
  • Size: HTPC
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 430mm x 452mm
  • Material:
    • Front Panel: Aluminum
    • Chassis: SECC steel
  • Cooling:
    • Intake:
      • Size: 80mm x 80mm x 25mm
      • Speed: 2000 rpm
      • Noise: 19dBA
    • Exhaust:
      • Size: Dual 60mm x 60mm x 25mm
      • Speed: 2500 rpm
      • Noise: 19dBA
  • Drive Bays:
    • External: 3 x 5. 25″
    • Internal: 5 x 3.5″
  • Compatibility: Micro ATX, ATX
  • PSU Compatibility: Standard ATX PSII
  • Front Panel Connectors:
    • 2 x USB2.0
    • 1 x IEEE 1394 Firewire
    • 2 x Audio
  • Weight: 8.0kg

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Thermaltake Mozart VC4000 HTPC Case – Techgage

Like most home theater PC cases, the Thermaltake Mozart attempts to achieve an appropriate balance of styling and performance, instead of focusing only on cooling performance. In reality, besides the front bezel styling, there’s little to separate the Thermaltake Mozart from the host of other HTPC cases that are available. Here’s a thorough look at the features and construction of the Mozart case.

The front of the Mozart case is constructed of aluminum, including the black-anodized center console which contains a window for an optional vacuum-fluorescent display (VFD). The black horizontal stripe is an inset panel of painted steel. The 5.25″ external bays are concealed by an aluminum door which is hinged at the bottom and held at the top by a pair of touch-release latches.

A black bezel piece is meant to be attached to the end of the DVD drive tray with a piece of double-sided foam tape, in order to allow the tray to extend while the front door is closed, while maintaining a consistent appearance when the tray is closed. To be honest, I’m not sold on this approach, since it’s based on little more than sticking things to other things. It just seems cheap to me.

Something else that struck me as “cheap”-feeling was the front door of the case. The bend radius of the door is larger than the radius of the curve on the top of the aluminum bezel piece, so the edge of the door sticks out by about 1/16 inch. The Mozart is by no means an expensive case, but a little attention to detail could have prevented this. In addition, the edges of the front panel aluminum pieces feel slightly rough to the touch. There’s virtually no fine finishing at all – the edges feel very ‘machined’.

While the front bezel of the Mozart case (including the drive bay covers) is made of aluminum, the rest of the case is made of 0.8mm thick SECC steel, like most other cases. The top panel has a silver sprayed finish, which is neither glossy nor perfectly smooth. Instead, it has a slight orange-peel texture. There are ventilation openings on the top of the case, one of which looks like it could accept a fan, but there are no mounting points for a fan. The bottom of the front bezel also contains ventilation holes which supply air to the front case fan.

The rear of the case holds little to get all that excited about. The Thermaltake Mozart is essentially a full-ATX case rotated 90 degrees, so it offers support for full-size ATX motherboards. With the exception of the two grilles for the rear-mounted case fans, and whatever ventilation your power supply provides, there are no other provisions for airflow on the rear of the case. The Mozart makes this up by adding the pair of openings on the top panel, which provide cold air intake for the CPU and video card.

Removing the cover of the Mozart case (which involves three thumb screws), we see that the motherboard tray is covered by two large bracing rails. One rail has a point where a duct to the CPU fan could be installed, though this is not included. The other rail incorporates an additional pair of 2.5″ hard drive mounting locations. Combined with the triple-space rack for 3.5″ drives mounted to the front of the case, this brings the total number of 3.5″ drive bays up to 5. The Mozart case also has a contact switch, for motherboards that support an alarm function if the case is open.

Let’s talk cooling. In a HTPC case, efficient and quiet airflow is the goal. Usually, this means using large, slow-spinning fans, though in a relatively low-profile HTPC case, this isn’t always easy. It’s not uncommon to see a pair of 80mm fans instead. In order to allow the two 80mm fans to operate as quietly as a larger fan, the two smaller fans must spin slower and move even less air.

The Thermaltake Mozart case features two 60mm rear case fans, which spin at 2500RPM according to the specifications. It’s possible to make these small fans run quietly, but they won’t move much air at all. The front case fan is an 80mm fan, but the grille in front of the front case fan is even smaller – about 70mm square. This will put a serious restriction on the airflow for this fan.

By this point, I’m not holding out too much hope for truly silent cooling, though I hope the case can manage a quiet noise level. All three case fans are made by Chinese manufacturer Hong Sheng.

Of course, as I mentioned before, the Mozart doesn’t include a VFD by standard. I’m not sure what they expect us to do about this, since Thermaltake doesn’t sell the Media Lab kit separately, which would include a VFD for the Mozart. Some light modding may be required to make your own two-line VFD fit this case.

However, if you order the case with the Media Lab option, the case includes a pre-installed VFD, saving you a lot of trouble if you want visual feedback from the front panel of your HTPC. It would be nice to have a VFD programmed to display the available disk space on the machine, since HTPCs often do DVR duty, and HD video can eat up a ton of hard drive space.

Now that we’ve looked at the features of the Mozart case (which are about pretty average as HTPC cases go), let’s look at the process of building a system in this case.

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Mozart Orchestra Musica Viva Conductor and soloist – Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin

February 27, 2022

  • 18.00
  • Sunday
  • Great Hall
  • Duration

    2 sections of 45 minutes

  • Program

    I department

    Overture to the opera «The Marriage of Figaro»
    Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K.216

    Part II

    Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

    Program subject to change

  • program

Dmitry Sinkovsky – conductor, violinist and countertenor

Graduated from the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky (violin class of Professor Alexander Kirov) and an assistant trainee at the Moscow Conservatory (class of the chamber ensemble of Professor Alexei Lyubimov). Historical performance began under the guidance of Maria Leonhardt, later participated in master classes with Thomas Zethmair, Sigizwald Kuijken, Roger Norrington, Tugan Sokhiev and Andreas Steyer. He studied vocals with Michael Chance, Yana Ivanilova and Marie Davluy, opera and symphony conducting with Sabriye Bekirova at the Conservatory of Toulouse, choral conducting with Tomislav Facini at the Zagreb Academy of Music.

Laureate of international competitions named after I.S. Bach in Leipzig, Premio Bonporti in Rovereto, Musica Antiqua in Bruges, G.I.F. von Bieber in Austria and named after G.F. Telemann in Magdeburg. As a conductor, Sinkovsky performs in Europe, Russia, Canada, Asia, Australia and the USA, leads the ensemble La Voce Strumentale, which he founded in Moscow in 2011. In 2018 he performed the title role in the opera Lucius Sulla by Handel at the Ludwigsburg Festival and at the International Music Festival Handel in Göttingen (Ensemble 1700, conductor — Dorothea Oberlinger), and the following year he conducted Handel’s oratorio «The Triumph of Time and Disappointment» in the Zaryadye Hall with Yulia Lezhneva and the ensemble La Voce Strumentale.

Dmitry Sinkovsky is an associate professor of the Moscow Conservatory in the violin class.

Plays an instrument by Cremonese maker Francesco Ruggieri (1675) provided by the Jumpstart Foundation (Netherlands).

Dmitry is the Musician of the Year 2020 according to the Musical Review magazine.

Moscow Chamber Orchestra MUSICA VIVA

Artistic director and chief conductor — Alexander Rudin

The history of the orchestra starts from 1978, when the violinist and conductor V. Kornachev created a musical ensemble of 9 people, young enthusiasts, recent graduates of Moscow musical universities. In 1988, the ensemble, by that time already an orchestra, was headed by Alexander Rudin, who gave it the name Musica Viva (“live music” — lat.). Today, Musica Viva is a universal musical group, feeling free in a variety of styles and genres. In its non-trivial programs, along with universally recognized masterpieces, there are musical rarities, undeservedly forgotten works, works by contemporary composers. Immersion in the materials of this or that era has led to a number of almost archaeological musical finds. This is how the cycle «Silver Classics» appeared. It is based on music that is not included in the «golden» repertory fund. As part of this cycle, there is a youth program representing the laureates of European international competitions, as well as the annual “Cello Assemblies”, in which Maestro Rudin invites his fellow cellists. Musica Viva carries out major projects — operas in concert performance and oratorios with the participation of outstanding foreign singers and conductors. The team has recorded more than twenty discs, including for the labels «Russian Season» (Russia-France), Olympia and Hyperion (Great Britain), Tudor (Switzerland), Fuga Libera (Belgium), Melodiya (Russia).

From November 8, 2021 attending concerts is possible only if you have a QR code with information about the vaccination, a recent illness or a negative result of a PCR test (from December 8, 2021, the validity period is 48 hours), as well as a passport, the data in which matches the data indicated in the QR code (PCR test with a QR code is sent to the State Services only if the test is taken in a laboratory connected to EMIAS).

  • Duration

    2 sections of 45 minutes

  • Program

    Department I

    Overture to the opera «The Marriage of Figaro»
    Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K.216

    Part II

    Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

    Program subject to change

  • program

Mozart. Opera «The Magic Flute» Orchestra «New Russia» Conductor — Justus Franz

February 1, 2022

  • 19.00
  • Tuesday
  • Great Hall

Replacement of the executor

Bogdan Volkov will not take part in the concert

Director — Pavel Safonov
Playwright — Mikhail Palatnik
Costumes — Evgenia Panfilova

Mozart – Nadezhda Lumpova
Theo – Vladimir Steklov

Opera soloists:
Tamino – Alexey Kursanov
Queen of the Night — Nina Minasyan
Papageno – Nikolai Zemlyanskikh
Papagena — Elmira Karakhanova
Pamina — Lilit Davtyan
Sarastro – Nikita Volkov
3 ladies — Albina Tonkikh, Elizaveta Narsia, Uliana Biryukova

III Winter International Festival of the Arts of Yuri Bashmet in Moscow

The last months of his short life, Mozart experienced an extraordinary creative upsurge, working simultaneously on several works, the most famous of which are Requiem and The Magic Flute. It was this period of Mozart’s work that became the object of many studies — from historical to conspiracy theories, and the most incredible rumors about the death of a genius served as a source for all kinds of legends.

The authors of the musical-dramatic performance “MAGIC FLUTE. JOURNEY» tell their version of these events — not devoid of mysticism, but still bright and inspiring, based on the main thing that happened in the life of the great master: his gift, passion for creativity, and amazing children’s openness, that mysterious trait that made Maestro to give music all the physical, vitality without a trace.

The composer meets the philanthropist and collector Theo, who invites Mozart on a tempting journey. Exhausted by work and illness, the composer gladly accepts the invitation, but he is so passionate about creating the opera The Magic Flute that he resolutely refuses to go on tour before the premiere. Several months that have flown by in disputes and conversations between Mozart and Theo and the composer’s slow extinction in front of a new friend lead to the fact that the mysterious guest reveals his true face to Amadeus and leaves the patient no choice. Together with the characters of the Mozart opera, coming to life in the mind of a genius, they finally set off on a new unknown path.

The New Russia State Symphony Orchestra and opera soloists will perform the most famous arias from the opera The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Behind the conductor’s stand is the famous German conductor Justus Franz.

Other festival concerts:
28 January 19.00 >>
Orchestra «New Russia» | Conductor – Yuri Bashmet
Akiko Suwanai, violin (Japan) | Sergey Nakaryakov, trumpet
Xavier de Maistre, harp (France) | Ksenia Bashmet, piano

February 12 18.00 >>
All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra | Conductor – Yuri Bashmet
Closing of the III Winter International Festival of Arts by Yuri Bashmet in Moscow

Organizer: ANO Touring and Concert Agency. Concerts, festivals, master classes»

Address: 121069, Moscow, Bolshaya Nikitskaya st., 50A/5

TIN 7703480699

This event is not included in the discount program of the Moscow Concert Hall «Zaryadye»

From November 8, 2021 attending concerts is possible only if you have a QR code with information about the vaccination, a recent illness or a negative result of a PCR test (from December 8, 2021, the validity period is 48 hours), as well as a passport, the data in which matches the data indicated in the QR code (PCR test with a QR code is sent to the State Services only if the test is taken in a laboratory connected to EMIAS).