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Your Desktop Audio Setup?

ctakim

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MacBook Pro/MacMini-->MiniDSP SHD Studio --> Genelec 8341A
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Here's my new desktop setup. Custom Windows PC -> Monoprice optical cable -> Cambridge CXN v2 -> World's Best Cable Mogami 2549/Neutrik XX Series Gold -> Genelec 8030c on Genelec stands and powered via Tripp Lite surge protector. Replaces a NAD D7050/KEF Q150 setup. I'm repurposing the CXN v2 from my living room, where I replaced it with a new miniDSP Flex and mini-PC streamer.

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I recently updated my computer to a Mac Studio. It’s a beast! A big step up from my old 2018 Intel MacBook Pro.

Computer: 2022 Mac Studio Max
DAC: RME ADI-2 DAC fs
Studio Monitors: Adam A5X, iLoud MTM
Headphones: Sennheiser HD800S, Sennheiser HD660S, Beyerdynamic DT1900 Pro, Apple Airpods Max, Apple Airpods Pro
Controller: Ableton Push 2
Tablet: Wacom Intuos Pro M
Computer Monitor: LG UltraFine 4K
 
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mine in my home office is simple but effective,

laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad on windows 10 with JRiver as music playing software
DAC: steinberg UR22 MKII (old studio dac, but decent) -> will be replaced soon, porbally with my Cambridge DacMagic100 that is now in my main system, as that one will be replaced by a Topping...
Amp: Marantz PM5004
Speakers: DIY bookshelfs with the Mark Audio Alpair 10.3 fullrange driver in an own reflex design
 

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I'm a strange one that still listens to FM radio (and of course streaming). Problem is finding a station that doesn't overcompress and tweak their Orban compander audio to total silliness. And then provide good *source* audio to go with that, regardless of genre. Heh, no 90's compressed CD "remasters". I'm blessed to have licensed LPFM stations in my area that in addition to streaming, actually CARE about their local off-air listeners quality.

As much as I loved my old vintage analog tuners, these days I'm using SDR receivers that incorporate SiLabs chips. Without getting too radio-nerdy, there is a huge difference.

Latest amp is a Schiit Heresy, plus a Douk U3 for playing around portable with a cellular power bank.

Cans are the AKG K712, which seem to agree with my head pretty well for long-term (multi hours) listening sessions. My test is usually to listen to classical, and check to make sure that woodwind solos don't burn a hole in my brain. If it passes that test, the rest is gravy. :)
 

sealman

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I recently updated my computer to a Mac Studio. It’s a beast!

Computer: 2022 Mac Studio Max
DAC: RME ADI-2 DAC fs
Studio Monitors: Adam A5X, iLoud MTM
Headphones: Sennheiser HD800S, Sennheiser HD660S, Beyerdynamic DT1900 Pro, Apple Airpods Max, Apple Airpods Pro
Controller: Ableton Push 2
Tablet: Wacom Intuos Pro M
Computer Monitor: LG UltraFine 4K
So why 2 sets of speakers?
 

acbarn

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So why 2 sets of speakers?
When I was working, I had the Adams on my music desk and the MTMs on my work desk. When I retired earlier this year, I consolidated the two work areas into one. It’s actually been quite useful to have both sets of monitors for mixing/mastering. Though they’re EQ’d to the same target, they both present differently, which has been helpful for checking mixes.
 

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I recently updated my computer to a Mac Studio. It’s a beast! A big step up from my old 2018 Intel MacBook Pro.

Computer: 2022 Mac Studio Max
DAC: RME ADI-2 DAC fs
Studio Monitors: Adam A5X, iLoud MTM
Headphones: Sennheiser HD800S, Sennheiser HD660S, Beyerdynamic DT1900 Pro, Apple Airpods Max, Apple Airpods Pro
Controller: Ableton Push 2
Tablet: Wacom Intuos Pro M
Computer Monitor: LG UltraFine 4K
I feel like I asked you this before but it must be a different post, what stands are your A5X on?
 

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Here's what I use, BTW: ALLSOP Monitor Stand. These are a whole lot cheaper if you have the room on your desk.
 

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- 1/4" jack inserted in back of Zenith MPS90W-1 6 speaker stereo record player (in the right-rear) > Koss Pro4A headphones
- EICO HFT-92 vacuum tube AM/FM mono tuner > Heathkit AA-32 vacuum tube Amplifier/Mixer > diy one-way speakers consisting of 8" driver removed from late '50s/very early '60's RCA black and white televisions
- Fender Musicmaster > vacuum tube 7" reel-to-reel tape recorder Brand unknown, with single elliptical speaker and Flourescent Magic Eye tube for the single mono level meter
 

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1st PC: Topping D10B + JBL 305p Mk2
2nd PC: Topping D10 + iLoud MMs
 

jhwalker

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MacMini running Roon Server > Netgear Orbi > Blue Jeans Cable Ethernet > mRendu Roon endpoint > Topping D90 > Topping A90 > Dan Clark Aeon 2 Closed / Focal Elegia

For speakers, I have Sonos in every room (except home theater) - office has a pair of Sonos 5s.
 

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iPad, Topping D30pro/A30Pro, Sennheiser Drop HD6xx, Genelec 8050B.

All bought from measurements.
 

sealman

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New setup, with thanks to this forum. Topping DX3Pro+ & PA3s with Emotiva B1+ and SE8 sub. Perfect (affordable) 2.1 desktop setup for small office.

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Wow, talk about perfectly aligned monitors! Having messed with some dual monitor stands in the past aligning them can be a lesson in frustration at times.
 
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