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#176 2020-10-01 12:20:27

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

My Dobbie03 desktop reaction:
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#177 2020-10-01 15:03:22

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

hhh wrote:

The tweeters are less than a foot below my ears. Good enough for a wobbly plank of wood. The improvement is huge, I have a sound stage. I'll post again when I have some tower stands or maybe shelves on the wall.

Not only raise them (when you get a real desk tongue  speaker stands) but angle them towards you. Which you can do right now. smile

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#178 2020-10-01 16:06:11

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

Dobbie03 wrote:

I thought I had shared my new monitor.  I hadn't so....

https://scrot.cloud/images/2020/10/01/desktop.th.jpg

43" of 4k goodness.

What aspect ratio does that make? Doesn't look like 16:9 which I've found to be horrible for anything you want to view screen pages of. Needs to be at least 16:10 for me.


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#179 2020-10-02 00:42:20

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

eight.bit.al wrote:
hhh wrote:

The tweeters are less than a foot below my ears. Good enough for a wobbly plank of wood. The improvement is huge, I have a sound stage. I'll post again when I have some tower stands or maybe shelves on the wall.

Not only raise them (when you get a real desk tongue  speaker stands) but angle them towards you. Which you can do right now. smile

This is entirely dependent on the room, the equipment, and the preference of the listener. In this scenario, pointing the tweeters straight ahead gives a little more sound stage and slightly reduces the harshness of the cheap-ish tweeters (they're really quite good for how flipping cheap they were) as they're off-axis. I mean, I'm 3 feet away from them, how much difference is it making?

But yes, I'm working towards getting back an audiophile listening room (I've had several.) It's not gonna happen in this apartment/flat. I can't fit a real desk into my room unless I remove my bed, let alone a proper component system with some B & W speakers or something similar.

Anyways, I just let what's left of my ears be my guide. This stupid piece of wood was a huge upgrade.

And if if I end up posting a pair of 30K speakers with some expensive tube amps driven by a virtual-reality interface to my brain playing compressed digital audio files, you better not say "Tow those fuckers in 2 inches on each side." Almost all of what we hear on recordings now, unless you actively avoid it, is compressed digital audio files. I'd guess that here is more algorithm interpolation in any given mp3 file than there is actual audio data.

Those speakers are 30 large. Mine were 50 bucks delivered, amp included (I think it was about $59 after sales tax). I'll use mine for now, they sound really good from a meter away, and that's saying something.

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#180 2020-10-02 01:41:27

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Anyways, we're way Off Topic now, but I'm looking at these satellite speaker stands...

https://www.homedepot.com/pep/Atlantic- … lsrc=aw.ds

https://www.amazon.com/Sanus-Adjustable … 4499&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Mount-Speaker-Sp … 4442&psc=1

Got it, these are cheap and will easily hold my tweeters...

https://discountelectronics.com/titaniu … fIQAvD_BwE

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#181 2020-10-02 01:48:30

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hhh wrote:

Got it, these are cheap and will easily hold my tweeters...

https://discountelectronics.com/titaniu … fIQAvD_BwE

I noticed that they only had one pair left for sale, so I bought them for USD $41.29, tax and delivery included. Now 'Out Of Stock', sorry. I'll post back when I get them in a week or two.

So the stands almost cost as much as the entire amplified satellites and subwoofer audio system, and these stands were cheap. Commerce, it's a bitch. My piece of wood is looking good right now.

-edit- Thanks, Al. I wouldn't have jumped on this purchase if it wasn't for your bitching. and I know it will both look better and, much more importantly, sound better.

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#182 2020-10-02 04:57:15

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

PackRat wrote:
Dobbie03 wrote:

I sit about 3 feet from the screen smile  Cheers!

About an arm's length from that beer then; pretty good set up.

It's all about ergonomics man.


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#183 2020-10-02 05:16:51

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

hhh wrote:

-edit- Thanks, Al. I wouldn't have jumped on this purchase if it wasn't for your bitching. and I know it will both look better and, much more importantly, sound better.

My work here is done.

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#184 2020-10-02 14:05:11

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

Dobbie03 wrote:
PackRat wrote:
Dobbie03 wrote:

I sit about 3 feet from the screen smile  Cheers!

About an arm's length from that beer then; pretty good set up.

It's all about ergonomics man.

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#185 2020-10-03 03:36:55

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

Actually, I place my drinks on the nightstand behind me and swivel around to drink coffee, water (occasionally) or beer. Protect the keyboard.

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#186 2020-10-03 03:40:19

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

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....Protect the keyboard.

And don't bite into a cherry tomato while a laptop is on your lap!


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#187 2020-10-03 03:41:44

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^ That's oddly specific, but I see the truth of it.

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#188 2020-10-07 20:25:42

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Thanks Al, totally worth the 41 bucks. Way better looking/less wonky and way more options for better sound via placement and height. You can see they have about 2 feet of extension, I'd say they can go another 13-15 inches higher than this (I need to get a tape measure. They are currently extended 1 shampoo bottle distance, approximately). The speaker cord goes through the inside of the stand, a nice feature. They're hefty steel stands, easy enough to assemble with different options for attaching the speaker (my tweeters are light with plastic housings, I just used the included 3M double-sided tape), and they look great...

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Not the final placement, but close enough for a blurry pic. The Flying Brick has been bricked.

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#189 2020-10-07 20:50:29

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

^ you're worth it.

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#190 2020-10-07 21:00:41

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Nice, I get the shampoo reference. L'Oreal, I think. "L'Oreal, because you're worth it."

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#191 2020-10-07 22:18:04

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

damo wrote:
hhh wrote:

....Protect the keyboard.

And don't bite into a cherry tomato while a laptop is on your lap!

hhh wrote:

^ That's oddly specific, but I see the truth of it.

And leads to disgusting habits!

NICE end result there hhh!

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#192 2020-10-07 22:22:56

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Thanks Sector11! Like I said, worth the USD41, sales tax included, delivery included. It arrived in about a week.

New old business-class Dell laptop, $200. Debian installation, half an hour, maybe 2 more hours to tweak it, $0. Logitech satellites and sub-woofer with integrated 60 watt/120 watt peak solid-state amp with volume and sub-woofer volume control, all cables included, $60. Stands, $41. "Desk", free, it was sitting by the side of the road for trash removal. All prices include sales tax and delivery.

Total system cost, just over $300 delivered to my door. 10/10. would recommend.

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#193 2020-10-07 23:55:43

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HEL...errr... HECK YEA!!!  $300 is freaking awesome!


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#194 2020-10-08 22:57:28

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

Sector11 wrote:

HEL...errr... HECK YEA!!!  $300 is freaking awesome!

Right? You'd be astonished at the amount of computer, video and audio sophistication this setup is producing.

I'd love to see some other budget setups here.

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#195 2020-10-10 07:17:49

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Re: Post your actual desk(top)!

hhh wrote:

Nice, I get the shampoo reference. L'Oreal, I think. "L'Oreal, because you're worth it."

Not everything is a reference.
Or maybe you should ask yourself "Where did L'Oreal get that from"...


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#196 2020-10-10 23:44:54

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^ Well, they got it from @eight.bit.al, obviously.

Also, you're wrong. In 2020, almost 2021, everything is a reference.

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