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post #11086 of 18451

That's a really nice ensemble, Currawong...

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Originally Posted by SeanDavid010 View Post

I'm a teacher, and this is my desk in my classroom:

 

 

 

My iPad feeds the Schiit M&M stack via a CCK, which goes to my Sennheiser 598s.  The speakers are Paradigm Mini-Monitors.  The Darth Vader cross-stitch was a Christmas gift from my wife, and the fish's name is Terrence.

 


Couple questions:

 

1. I'm getting in to Apple bling. You said CCK - is that the Apple hard drive sitting under the headphones? I have an iPad so I'm guessing I would just need the wireless HD?

 

2. How much time do you get to enjoy music during the school day? Do you sometimes play some tunes for the students?

post #11089 of 18451
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The rest of my desk is too cluttered to be shown at the moment.

Sweet Amos!  That Firefly is bigger than I thought.

post #11090 of 18451

How exactly does one go about replacing the tubes on the Firefly? Is the glass top removable?

post #11091 of 18451
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Oh, that's simple: In real life I am huge and terrifying.

Students do not touch my things. This is known.

 LOL..I should start using that. Im huge and terrifying too. I should put trust in that! :)

post #11092 of 18451

Only imr will tell I suppose. :)

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Who are you kidding?! cool.gif
post #11093 of 18451

Putting all the technical stuff aside, that Mac Mini looks pretty cool on top of those, whatever they are.  Thumbs up.

post #11094 of 18451
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

 

The rest of my desk is too cluttered to be shown at the moment.

Sweet Amos!  That Firefly is bigger than I thought.

I'm real jealous of that setup. Do you like the Firefly with the LCD-3? That or the Mojo/Gungir will be my amp when I get my LCD-3wink.gif

post #11095 of 18451
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Originally Posted by Grevlin View Post


Couple questions:

 

1. I'm getting in to Apple bling. You said CCK - is that the Apple hard drive sitting under the headphones? I have an iPad so I'm guessing I would just need the wireless HD?

 

2. How much time do you get to enjoy music during the school day? Do you sometimes play some tunes for the students?

A couple of answers:

 

1.  CCK refers to the Apple Camera Connection Kit for the iPad.  It's basically just a 30-pin dock connector to USB adapter that allows you to run your iPad right into a USB DAC.  (For some DACs you need to run a powered USB hub between the iPad and the DAC.  This is the case with my Schiit Modi.)  Underneath my headphones is just my computer - a little Mac Mini.

 

2.  Since I teach high school, I have a prep hour in the middle of the day, so for 75 minutes each day the door is locked, headphones are on, and I am amazingly productive.  It is truly astounding how focused I can be whilst listening to my favorite music on those 598s.  As for playing music for my students, before school, during lunch, and after school my door is open and music is playing.  Right now I'm in the middle of a poetry unit with my seniors, and the first thing we do is examine music as poetry.  We take 2 or 3 days to listen to different songs from all genres, look at the lyrics, and talk about how the music influences the tone, mood, and meaning of the lyrics.  The students all have a chance to play songs of their own choosing for the class, and then we even have a poetry-out-loud type presentation when they perform the lyrics of their favorite song to an audience in the auditorium.

 

In short, music is an integral part of my instruction, workflow, and creative process.

post #11096 of 18451
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Originally Posted by SeanDavid010 View Post

A couple of answers:

1.  CCK refers to the Apple Camera Connection Kit for the iPad.  It's basically just a 30-pin dock connector to USB adapter that allows you to run your iPad right into a USB DAC.  (For some DACs you need to run a powered USB hub between the iPad and the DAC.  This is the case with my Schiit Modi.)  Underneath my headphones is just my computer - a little Mac Mini.

2.  Since I teach high school, I have a prep hour in the middle of the day, so for 75 minutes each day the door is locked, headphones are on, and I am amazingly productive.  It is truly astounding how focused I can be whilst listening to my favorite music on those 598s.  As for playing music for my students, before school, during lunch, and after school my door is open and music is playing.  Right now I'm in the middle of a poetry unit with my seniors, and the first thing we do is examine music as poetry.  We take 2 or 3 days to listen to different songs from all genres, look at the lyrics, and talk about how the music influences the tone, mood, and meaning of the lyrics.  The students all have a chance to play songs of their own choosing for the class, and then we even have a poetry-out-loud type presentation when they perform the lyrics of their favorite song to an audience in the auditorium.

In short, music is an integral part of my instruction, workflow, and creative process.
Sounds like you've actually managed to make a subject, by many considered to be boring, into something that actually could be enjoyable and fun. Credits to you for being awesome and different smily_headphones1.gif.
post #11097 of 18451
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Sounds like you've actually managed to make a subject, by many considered to be boring, into something that actually could be enjoyable and fun. Credits to you for being awesome and different smily_headphones1.gif.

 

+1

post #11098 of 18451
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Darkvoice 337

Ultrain is correct... a really good sounding amp for a broad range of impedance loads.  Very layered soundstage with the tung-sol 5998.

post #11099 of 18451
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Originally Posted by SeanDavid010 View Post

 

2.  Since I teach high school, I have a prep hour in the middle of the day, so for 75 minutes each day the door is locked, headphones are on, and I am amazingly productive.  It is truly astounding how focused I can be whilst listening to my favorite music on those 598s.  As for playing music for my students, before school, during lunch, and after school my door is open and music is playing.  Right now I'm in the middle of a poetry unit with my seniors, and the first thing we do is examine music as poetry.  We take 2 or 3 days to listen to different songs from all genres, look at the lyrics, and talk about how the music influences the tone, mood, and meaning of the lyrics.  The students all have a chance to play songs of their own choosing for the class, and then we even have a poetry-out-loud type presentation when they perform the lyrics of their favorite song to an audience in the auditorium.

 

In short, music is an integral part of my instruction, workflow, and creative process.

 

Wow, I wish I had you as a teacher! Truly amazing!

post #11100 of 18451
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Originally Posted by Simcon View Post


Sounds like you've actually managed to make a subject, by many considered to be boring, into something that actually could be enjoyable and fun. Credits to you for being awesome and different smily_headphones1.gif.

+1

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