Show us them Battlestations!

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

  1. Johnno_Oz

    Johnno_Oz AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Sydney Australia
    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

    The Big Valley, CA
    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

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


    Closer pic:


    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:


    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 >

    Hope ya'll enjoyed the pics.

    Bret P.
  4. Condorsat

    Condorsat Audio Enthusiast


    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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