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Mar 24, 2013 at 6:15 PM Post #8,101 of 10,951
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Almost had the all-black award coming, but that keyboard and mouse have to go!!
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Mar 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM Post #8,103 of 10,951
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Nice setup. I really like those speakers. How good is Tubemagic A1 driving those speakers? Is that a quality amp?

Thanks.The A1 is really a find, does not get nearly enough press it deserves. It drives Wharfdale's very well in my small office, they replace a old Denon integrated amp, and blows it away. The headphone stage is more of find , pure tube (while the integrated amp is a hybrid) use with Raytheon 6AK5W tubes. It is at least as good as Little Dot MKIII (not as good as X-Can v8).
 
Mar 26, 2013 at 12:28 AM Post #8,107 of 10,951
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Thanks.The A1 is really a find, does not get nearly enough press it deserves. It drives Wharfdale's very well in my small office, they replace a old Denon integrated amp, and blows it away. The headphone stage is more of find , pure tube (while the integrated amp is a hybrid) use with Raytheon 6AK5W tubes. It is at least as good a Little Dot MKIII (not as good as X-Can v8).

Agreed- the A1 is a great deal- $200 to drive my speakers and headphones.  Once you upgrade the tubes it is very good for the price!
 
Mar 26, 2013 at 12:03 PM Post #8,109 of 10,951
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Sorry for the late reply, it's a Humanscale M8.
 

 
Hmm very nice! Monitor mount is definitely next on my list of upgrades. This way I can keep the vents of the M-DAC free. Any suggestions for my dual-monitor setup shown above? My concerns are: I need both monitors to articulate, the space between my desk and the wall, and hopefully cheaper than those Humanscale mounts.
 
Mar 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM Post #8,110 of 10,951
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Hmm very nice! Monitor mount is definitely next on my list of upgrades. This way I can keep the vents of the M-DAC free. Any suggestions for my dual-monitor setup shown above? My concerns are: I need both monitors to articulate, the space between my desk and the wall, and hopefully cheaper than those Humanscale mounts.

Dell Dual monitor mount-anodized aluminium and steel.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=332-1236
 
Mar 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM Post #8,111 of 10,951
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Dell Dual monitor mount-anodized aluminium and steel.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=332-1236

 
I was considering that stand so I can reclaim some table space with my 2 x 24" monitors sitting on my fairly shallow L-shaped desk.  Seems well made.  
 
Mar 27, 2013 at 6:57 PM Post #8,112 of 10,951
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Hmm very nice! Monitor mount is definitely next on my list of upgrades. This way I can keep the vents of the M-DAC free. Any suggestions for my dual-monitor setup shown above? My concerns are: I need both monitors to articulate, the space between my desk and the wall, and hopefully cheaper than those Humanscale mounts.

 
Well, you mentioned cost, but the M8 is really the best monitor arm on the market. It can support a load of 40lbs and still glide with ease. Humanscale makes a Crossbar accessory for the M8 for dual monitors. It also uses a proprietary spring assembly design for the lift instead of a cheaper gas cylinder so it will last longer and is more durable. The M8 Crossbar allows you to slide, tilt, pivot, and swivel each monitor so you've got a big range of adjustibility.
 
The cost is worth it, these arms have a 10-year parts & labor warranty.
 
Mar 29, 2013 at 8:09 AM Post #8,113 of 10,951
My current set-up
 

 

 
Mar 29, 2013 at 2:59 PM Post #8,114 of 10,951
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I also had the brown switches, but I did like the blues better. However those blues are way too loud man. Especially if you live in a studio appartment with your girlfriend. 
 
I ended up with the reds, and quite like them. I do have to get used to the attenuation point because I still bottom out.

O-ring dampeners help with the bottoming out and the noise.
 

 
Mar 29, 2013 at 3:37 PM Post #8,115 of 10,951
I've posted before a couple years ago but have done upgrades since. My rig is as follows:
 
Case- Corsair 700D
Motherboard- Asus P67
CPU- Intel 2600k @ Stock Clock/ Asetek Liquid Cooler system
RAM- 16GB Corsair DDR3 @ 1600MHz w/Corsair RAM Fan
GPU- X2 Nvidia GTX EVGA 660Ti Superclocked FTW Edition w/3GB of VRAM in SLI (Nobody needs 6GB of VRAM but I have to compensate for my small penis somehow)
Soundcard- Creative ZxR (installed 3 days ago. LOVE this card. Powers my DT880 superbly)
HDD- Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM for OS/ X4 2TB Seagate drives for storage (9&1/2 TB total)
Display- 52" Sharp Quattron LED HDTV
Sound- Yamaha 5.1 (old and soon to be upgraded)
Keyboard/Mouse- Razer Lycosa Keyboard and Razer Mamba Mouse
Gamepad- Razer Onza
Wheel- Logitech G27 (love me some sim racing)
Main PC Headphone- Beyerdynamic DT880 and as stated above, the ZxR soundcard powers it fantastically.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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