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post #9601 of 20023
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Originally Posted by simonpking View Post

Hmmm, I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of those forum users who have their systems setup in front of computers.

 

I’ve noticed over the last few years, especially since buying an iphone that I don’t listen to music properly anymore. On my iphone or computer I might have +$300 headphones on but I’m really not listening, I’m to busy swiping and left-clicking.

 

I have more of a traditional listening station setup. My gear faces a wall in the living room and fortunately we don’t have a TV or computer in that room. If there was one I’m thinking that I might miss that opportunity of getting lost-in-the-music.

 

I find my chair to be comfortable enough to justify this.  Just turn my monitor off and put my feet up on the desk and chill for an entire album.  Although I am planning on a more dedicated setup next to my reading seat.  It just takes a real desire to listen to music that let's me do it in front of a computer. 

post #9602 of 20023
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

What's with all the yapping? Let's get some PICTURES!!!!!  :)

 

fair enough - here's my current setup. i was kinda hoping there would be a pair of v-moda m100s on that stand by now, but like a few on this forum i'm still waiting,,,

 

 

700

 

 

 

 

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post #9603 of 20023
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Originally Posted by simonpking View Post

Hmmm, I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of those forum users who have their systems setup in front of computers.

 

I’ve noticed over the last few years, especially since buying an iphone that I don’t listen to music properly anymore. On my iphone or computer I might have +$300 headphones on but I’m really not listening, I’m to busy swiping and left-clicking.

 

I have more of a traditional listening station setup. My gear faces a wall in the living room and fortunately we don’t have a TV or computer in that room. If there was one I’m thinking that I might miss that opportunity of getting lost-in-the-music.

 

I use an iPad2 as a dedicated music server. I have it on the iPad dock/stand so I can easily flick through the media library. Any distractions will come from messages/calls going into my Android phone. Got a slightly nicer chair for the job though - a low collapsible director's seat from the local Philharmonic - the only thing my office chair does better is that it has a high-back for resting my head on. However that tends to lull me to sleep anyway so I can live without it for critical listening.

 

My secondary set-up are Swan active speakers with my laptop. I use it primarily to give me good audio while working; and every time some tracks get their turn to play I take my hands off the keyboard and listen more critically than mostly just background music. I also use it as background music even when I'm working on physical documents away from the computer table, and use my Android phone as a remote.

post #9604 of 20023
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Originally Posted by simonpking View Post

 

 

700

 

 

Really nice pics!

post #9605 of 20023
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Oh, thanks. I was wondering how people always did that. I thought it was a computer effect, I guess all you need is a good camera. It was really annoying when the camera would not take the UE photo.. It could not focus at allmad.gif

 

It's actually much more about the lens than anything else, and is also affected by the camera's sensor size and how close you are. And remember, it's an SLR so you could always just manually focus it.

post #9606 of 20023

Just trying out me Wife's camera...

 

Bedside rig

1000

 

Living room rig

1000

 

(Not much better than me phone camera... think I'll get a new camera for xmas... yes I think so :)

post #9607 of 20023
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

 

HE-500 on speaker tap with an Emotiva speaker amp.

 

 

 

 

Very best,

 

Malveaux,

 

How does this setup rank vs. something like a Bifrost/Lyr combo?  Is the expense/process of the XLR-->Speaker tap cable worth it?  I'm highly interested in going the HE-500 route, but was wondering if going into all of the cable mods is required to really reach their potential?

 

Thanks!

post #9608 of 20023

i'm impressed lugbug that you've got a bedroom and a living room setup - do they run off the same music source?

post #9609 of 20023

Got some big toys today...

 

left stack: Nuforce LPS-2U-192k, with Icon2 on top and speaker breakout box middle stack: Nuforce DAC-100 (top), HAP-100 (bottom), HE-6 sitting on top, AKG Sextett MP in front right stack: Schiit Bifrost (bottom), Lyr (top) right edge: Bottlehead Crack + Speedball, LCD-2 in front

 

left stack: Nuforce LPS-2U-192k, with Icon2 on top and speaker breakout box

middle stack: Nuforce DAC-100 (top), HAP-100 (bottom), HE-6 sitting on top, AKG Sextett MP in front

right stack: Schiit Bifrost (bottom), Lyr (top)

right: Bottlehead Crack + Speedball, LCD-2 in front

 

The LPS is usb converter and outputs both optical and coax. I'm feeding these simultaneously into the DAC-100 and Bifrost.

 

I'll be reviewing the Nuforce gear. Comparing dacs by feeding them both into the HAP-100 and switching back and forth by a button. Comparing amps probably referencing with the DAC-100 since it has a built in amp along with preout.

post #9610 of 20023
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Got some big toys today...

 

 

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left stack: Nuforce LPS-2U-192k, with Icon2 on top and speaker breakout box middle stack: Nuforce DAC-100 (top), HAP-100 (bottom), HE-6 sitting on top, AKG Sextett MP in front right stack: Schiit Bifrost (bottom), Lyr (top) right edge: Bottlehead Crack + Speedball, LCD-2 in front

 

 

left stack: Nuforce LPS-2U-192k, with Icon2 on top and speaker breakout box

middle stack: Nuforce DAC-100 (top), HAP-100 (bottom), HE-6 sitting on top, AKG Sextett MP in front

right stack: Schiit Bifrost (bottom), Lyr (top)

right: Bottlehead Crack + Speedball, LCD-2 in front

 

The LPS is usb converter and outputs both optical and coax. I'm feeding these simultaneously into the DAC-100 and Bifrost.

 

I'll be reviewing the Nuforce gear. Comparing dacs by feeding them both into the HAP-100 and switching back and forth by a button. Comparing amps probably referencing with the DAC-100 since it has a built in amp along with preout.

 

That is one serious cable on the HE-6.

What is it?

post #9611 of 20023

That's an 8-strand braid by Norse Audio. I'll be making a similar one for the LCD2; probably in a twisted two-tone. 

post #9612 of 20023

1000

 

1000

 

Finally up and running with my analogue stuff. Got a great deal on it, and it sounds good to me. 

 

You guys should be able to recognize the vinyl. ;)

post #9613 of 20023
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

That's an 8-strand braid by Norse Audio. I'll be making a similar one for the LCD2; probably in a twisted two-tone.

That's what I thought but no wooden splitter...
post #9614 of 20023
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

1000

 

1000

 

Finally up and running with my analogue stuff. Got a great deal on it, and it sounds good to me. 

 

You guys should be able to recognize the vinyl. ;)

 

No clue, but clue me in. I just started to look at record clamps. What can you share about your experience with this one?

post #9615 of 20023
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

No clue, but clue me in. I just started to look at record clamps. What can you share about your experience with this one?

Tool - Lateralus. Most VPI tables include clamps. This is stock.

I honestly prefer weights. If you have a high torque table I'd get a weight rather than a low mass clamp.
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