Show us them Battlestations!

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by Johnno_Oz, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Johnno_Oz

    Johnno_Oz AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I've been into digital recordings since Napster which is showing my age a little. Anyhoo i'd like to see anyone who sometimes uses their battlestation as a listening space.

    Here's mine, nothing fancy although the Altec Lansing MX-5021 speakers are superb. I'm running a homebrew PC , Apevia cube, a i7 2600Kwhich pundits tell me doesn't really need upgrading and a Panasonic DVD driver. Windows Media due to it's dependability in my 20+ years of digital listening.

    I've never bought a sound card.

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  2. chicks

    chicks Lunatic Member

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    Would be a pretty boring picture of my phone or tablet with the Sonos remote control app. I can't imagine still having a PC involved in music reproduction in 2017...
     
  3. xero-D-hero

    xero-D-hero Super Member

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    Well,,,OK,,,I guess you asked politely enough,,,LOL...

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    Closer pic:

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    The rundown:
    Source is my desktop PC via the SB Zx optical out going thru a Monoprice powered splitter into a Parasound D/AC-1000.
    From there the signal goes to a NAD 106 preamp that has a DOD 830 Ser. II EQ in the tape loop (not used much @ the moment).
    From the NAD 106 preamp the signal is sent via XLR outputs to a ElectroVoice 7100 power amp (1ru dual mono design).
    Speakers are Canton GL-260 that are supported by a Canton AS85-SC sub that bolsters the sub bass response very nicely.
    Headphones are AKG K240DF (high-impedance) & Sony MDR-7506 (low impedance),headphone hangers are Brainwavz hengja.
    XLR & RCA cables are all Mogami,the optical cables are from Emotiva.
    Power is supplied by a Middle Atlantic PD-915-R power center.

    Desktop PC I built for this rig.

    Build details:
    Case: Corsair C70 Series ~ OD Green
    Case Fans: Noctura NF-P12-1300
    Power Supply: Corsair TX850 v2 R 850w
    Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 AM3+
    Processor: AMD FX-8120 "Zambezi" ~ 3.1 ghz Socket AM3+ ~ 8 Core - 64bit ~ 8MB Cache
    CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212EVO
    Memory: Corsair Vengence LP ~ 32gb (4x 8gb) ~ 1600mhz DDR3 Dual Channel
    Video Card: Gigabyte GV-N66TOC-2GD ~ GeForce GTX 660Ti ~ 2gb gddr5 PCI-E 3.0 x 16
    Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx ~ 116db SN Ratio (105db Headphones) ~ 24 Bit/192kHz (Headphones = 24bit/96kHz) ~ Audio Control Module (ACM)
    HDD: WD VelociRaptor ~ 500gb 10k RPM SATA (6.0 ghz) ~ 64mb Cache
    Optical Drive: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-219L (bk)
    Keyboard: Microsoft 600 ~ Wired
    Mouse: Roccat Kone Pure Military ~ Optical - Wired ~ Color - OD Green/Camo-Charge
    Monitor: HP 2311x ~ 23" Screen LED Backlit ~ 5ms D-Sub/DVI-D/HDMI Inputs
    Printer: Canon IP7200 Series
    WiFi: D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adaptor (rev.2) ~ 2.4/5 ghz 802.11g Compatible USB 2.0
    D-Link DIR-605L Wireless Router ~ (Being Used As A Gateway To Linksys Router/Modem)
    Upgrades Pending: Crucial MX100 SSD - 512gb & 2x Gigabyte GTX660 Video Cards -

    That Desktop PC also feeds to this system as well:

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    The rundown on this one:

    Fed by the Desktop PC via that Monoprice powered optical splitter the signal is sent to a Schiit Optimodi then into a Adcom GTP-502 pre-tuner w/a Vector Research VQ-115 EQ in the EPL from the preamp the signal goes to an Adcom GFA-535 Mk1 power amp. The A channel speakers are some JBL LX-22 in black ash (one of which can be seen on it's Pinpoint AM-40 wall mount in the first pic I posted) and the B channel speakers are Optimus Pro7AV mounted above my bed under a shelf via some Realistic 40-2031 mounting brackets. There is also a Celestion S20 sub that bolsters the low end nicely. All RCA IC's for this system are Hosa,the optical cables are Emotiva Econnect. Power is supplied by an Adcom ACE-515 that is also a power up/down sequencer as well.

    There are more pics of my stuff in my album(s) here > http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?members/xero-d-hero.222886/

    Hope ya'll enjoyed the pics.

    Bret P.
     
  4. Condorsat

    Condorsat Audio Enthusiast

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    My battlestation looks looks similar to this pic. Audioengine A2 speakers (white) ... Yamaha sub ... SMSL Dac.

    My critical listening (streaming) is done on my mains rig though.
     

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