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    How many forum members have an audio system set up in their office? If you are like me I spend sometimes 10 hours out of a day in my office working. Up until recently I had been leasing space and using the Focal XS 2.1 desk system since this was all I had room for. I have since bought my own building and have the luxury of adding an audio system behind my desk. I am curious as to what everyone else is listening to at their office. Thanks
    Marty

  • #2
    I did once, but got rid of it as I found it too distracting. I need quiet when I'm focused on work.
    Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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    • #3
      I have a combined PC/second audio system in my bedroom.
      Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mono) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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      • #4
        My current office system components were selected for their low cost and high performance.

        Integrated Amp: Heed Elixir (50WPC at 8 Ohms, has high quality phono preamp for MM cartridges and high quality headphone amp)
        Digital Source 1: Computer with NAS on network to M2Tech Young DAC via USB interface, this is the source I use the most
        Digital Source 2: Oppo UDP-203 as a universal CD/SACD player and video source for 4K computer monitor
        Digital Source 3: Lumin D1 network music player with Lumin L1 music server for best digital sound
        Phono Source: VPI Prime Scout turntable with JMW-9 arm and various phono cartridges, currently the Charisma 103
        Phono Preamp: Heed Quasar
        Headphones: Audioquest Nighthawk, used for most listening
        Speakers: Vanatoo passives (not a real product, so i"m thinking of switching to Elac UF5 floor standing speakers soon)
        Power Conditioning: IsoTek EVO3 Aquarius
        Cables: Various
        Speakers/Amps: Genesis G2.2 Jr with Powered Servo-Sub Bass, Genesis GR1440 Mono Amps, 5,000 watts total power
        Preamp: SMc Audio VRE-1C Preamp (fully balanced inputs and output)
        Analog 1: VPI Signature 21 Belt-Drive Turntable w/ 10” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Phono Cartridge driving Lehmann Silver Cube Phono Preamp
        Analog 2: VPI HW-40 Direct-Drive Turntable w/ 12” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Anna Diamond Phono Cartridge driving Genesis Gold Phono Preamp
        Analog 3: Studer A810 R2R tape w/ Bridge Console. Using built-in tape preamp
        Digital: Lumin Network Player with Lumin NAS
        Cables: Genesis Advanced Technologies/Absolute Fidelity Interface Interconnects, Speaker, Phono and Power
        A/C Power: Extensive System Upgrades, Sub-panel w/hard-wired power cables, and IsoTek Super Titan Passive Power Conditioning for Amplifiers
        Accessories: Custom Acrylic Equipment Stands, Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Joe Pittman View Post
          My current office system components were selected for their low cost and high performance.

          Integrated Amp: Heed Elixir (50WPC at 8 Ohms, has high quality phono preamp for MM cartridges and high quality headphone amp)
          Digital Source 1: Computer with NAS on network to M2Tech Young DAC via USB interface, this is the source I use the most
          Digital Source 2: Lumin D1 network music player with Lumin L1 music server for best digital sound
          Phono Source: VPI Prime Scout turntable with JMW-9 arm and various phono cartridges, currently the Charisma 103
          Phono Preamp: Heed Quasar
          Headphones: Audioquest Nighthawk, used for most listening
          Speakers: Vanatoo passives (not a real product, so i"m thinking of switching to Elac UF5 floor standing speakers soon)
          Power Conditioning: IsoTek EVO3 Aquarius
          Cables: Various
          my PC system is really low cost, under $1000 total for everything used.

          Focal electra 905 speakers
          Niles SI-245 Amp
          Denon Preamp (some minor functional problems that I don't use, like the tone controls)
          Sony Tuner
          Onkyo DX6800 CD player/transport
          DIY DAC

          While not exactly high end, it still sounds pretty decent.
          Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mono) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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          • #6
            I keep it simple

            a Q Acoustics BT 3 active speaker system, flanking my screen, the sound is great from both You Tube and streaming cannels that I pay for , like Netflix, etc.

            Simple, easy, great sound, could you ask for more ?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Joe Pittman View Post
              My current office system components were selected for their low cost and high performance.

              Integrated Amp: Heed Elixir (50WPC at 8 Ohms, has high quality phono preamp for MM cartridges and high quality headphone amp)
              Digital Source 1: Computer with NAS on network to M2Tech Young DAC via USB interface, this is the source I use the most
              Digital Source 2: Oppo UDP-203 as a universal CD/SACD player and video source for 4K computer monitor
              Digital Source 3: Lumin D1 network music player with Lumin L1 music server for best digital sound
              Phono Source: VPI Prime Scout turntable with JMW-9 arm and various phono cartridges, currently the Charisma 103
              Phono Preamp: Heed Quasar
              Headphones: Audioquest Nighthawk, used for most listening
              Speakers: Vanatoo passives (not a real product, so i"m thinking of switching to Elac UF5 floor standing speakers soon)
              Power Conditioning: IsoTek EVO3 Aquarius
              Cables: Various
              Joe that is a very nice office system. Do you by chance have a picture of your setup?
              Marty

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              • #8
                Here is the latest incarnation of my office system.

                Last edited by nc42acc; 07-15-2017, 09:39 AM. Reason: Fixed photo link
                Marty

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                • cpp
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                  Nope YOU NOW have to pay Photobucket extra to see these photos. Photobucket changed their policy http://blog.photobucket.com/please-r...s-photobucket/

                  So now you need to pay $39.99 a month to be able to enjoy 3rd party hosting as they call it.

                • nc42acc
                  nc42acc commented
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                  Take that Photobucket......

                • nc42acc
                  nc42acc commented
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                  I added some sound panels to the walls and a few rugs. The room is sounding better.


              • #9
                Not really. My office system consists of either my Questyle QP1 or my office notebook running Tidal through an Audioquest Black (MQA enabled) or Audioengine D3 driving 1More Triple Driver IEMs (with Comply Isolation 600 series tips). Sounds great and doesn't get me in trouble with the rest of the people in my office!
                Steve Lefkowicz
                Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
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                Analog 1: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 10X5 MK.II Low, iPhono2/iPowerX; Analog 2: Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Talisman S, iFi iPhono.
                Digital: Samsung 300E5C notebook, JRiver Media Center 28, Tidal HiFi, Qobuz Studio), iFi NEO iDSD, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2, Audioquest Jitterbug.
                Electronics: DIY passive line-stage, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso
                Speakers: Tekton Perfect SET 15, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7
                Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Audioquest Evergreen
                Speaker cables: WyWyres Diamond, Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Audioquest Type 5
                Digital cables: Aural Symphonics USB, iFi Gemini twin-head USB.
                Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan rack, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
                Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Burson Conductor Virtuoso Amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro 600 ohm, DT770 Studio 80 ohm, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More Triple Driver IEM

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by nc42acc View Post

                  Joe that is a very nice office system. Do you by chance have a picture of your setup?
                  System is constantly changing. Following is the desk top set-up.

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                  Speakers/Amps: Genesis G2.2 Jr with Powered Servo-Sub Bass, Genesis GR1440 Mono Amps, 5,000 watts total power
                  Preamp: SMc Audio VRE-1C Preamp (fully balanced inputs and output)
                  Analog 1: VPI Signature 21 Belt-Drive Turntable w/ 10” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Phono Cartridge driving Lehmann Silver Cube Phono Preamp
                  Analog 2: VPI HW-40 Direct-Drive Turntable w/ 12” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Anna Diamond Phono Cartridge driving Genesis Gold Phono Preamp
                  Analog 3: Studer A810 R2R tape w/ Bridge Console. Using built-in tape preamp
                  Digital: Lumin Network Player with Lumin NAS
                  Cables: Genesis Advanced Technologies/Absolute Fidelity Interface Interconnects, Speaker, Phono and Power
                  A/C Power: Extensive System Upgrades, Sub-panel w/hard-wired power cables, and IsoTek Super Titan Passive Power Conditioning for Amplifiers
                  Accessories: Custom Acrylic Equipment Stands, Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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                  • #11
                    You owe it to yourself to check out the desktop Maggies. Two small planar speakers with Maggie ribbon tweeters and a subwoofer. I always wanted to have one of these but never had the room for it. I have talked to some friends who I trust and they loved the desktop Maggies. It is worth checking out.

                    http://www.magnepan.com/model_mini_maggie

                    Ed
                    Life is analog...digital is just samples thereof
                    https://www.edsstuff.org

                    Analog: Walnut VPI Prime TT, HRX Pulley + 3 Belt Drive + ADS, Dual Pivot Assy, Tru Lift, HW-40 Feet
                    Analog 2: Ortofon Windfeld Ti + Bob's Devices VPI Sky 30 Stepup + Liberty Audio B2B-1, Stereo Squares Dust Cover, Wayne's Audio Peripheral Ring
                    Analog Care: VPI MW-1, Kirmuss KA-RC-1, Record Doctor V, Hunt EDA VI Brush, AQ Brush, Discwasher Record Care Kit
                    Digital: TASCAM UH-7000 USB Interface, Pioneer Elite DV-47Ai Universal Disc Player, NAD C448 Internet Radio/Streamer
                    Digital 2: Digital Audio Workstation (Toshiba P75-A7200 w/MS Windows 10, 24GB RAM, 1.5 TB Crucial MX300 SSD Internal Storage, Intel i7-4700MQ Processor)

                    Amp: Rogue RP-9 Line Preamp, Schiit Loki Tone Ctrls, Parasound A21 Power Amp
                    Speakers: Magnepan MMC2, REL T9/i Subwoofer
                    Headphones: Stax SR L700 MkII + Woo Audio GES, Focal Clear + Schiit Lyr 2, Stax Lambda Pro + SRM1 Mk II
                    Wires: Kimber Hero ICs, Kimber 8TC Speaker Cables, AQ Leopard Phono IC, Pangea Silver USB Cables, StraightWire Expressivo ICs
                    Power: Furman Elite 15 PFi

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                    • #12
                      My little office system consist of a Vincent Sp331 MK, Quicksilver pre, Lumin D1, BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze speakers, Kimber cables , Windows 7-64, Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz; 16gb ram, 256 840 Pro ssd, J River, Synology DS413 w 8TB, miniserver ( of course this machine also does double duty for photoshop.)
                      Chris
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                      Kef 201/2, Pass xa30.5, W4S STP-SE, Manley Chinook, VPI Classic, Dynavector DV20x2L, ExaSound e32, Acoustic Zen cables. (Office): Vincent SP331 Mkll, Quicksilver Pre, Lumin D1, (Ken Lau Signiture Edition PSU), Bryston BCD-1, Vapor Audio Breeze, WooAudio W6se,Questyle Audio CMA800R LCD-3,HD800s, HD600, Mr Speaker Ether C Flow,

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                      • JCOConnell
                        JCOConnell commented
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                        pretty good for the office....

                    • #13
                      Unfortunately I'm limited to listening to the crap they play every day at the gym. It's awful and these crappy JBLs. Toss up between whether these speakers or the ones in the subway are worse. Worse yet, the music is bad, loud and distorted. If only I could wear ear plugs while at work.
                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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                      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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