Pictures of your computer set ups

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by Valveglow, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Valveglow

    Valveglow Super Member

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    Long overdue: Substituting fully tubed preamplifier for transistor unit. Truthfully, it sounded great with the solid state pre, but it sounds MUCH better now.

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  2. mmickk

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    I had to resurrect this thread. I miss seeing new posts to it. Updated my system and changed it a bit so thought that was a good excuse.

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  3. Valveglow

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    ^^^And it is so much appreciated! This was one of my threads. I hated seeing it withering away on the vine. Thank you!^^^
     
  4. mmickk

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    Well sorry Valveglow, doesn't look like anyone else feels the same. I was hoping to see some updates or new postings. Thanks for getting this started.
     
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  5. Valveglow

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    Thank YOU, in fact mmickk! Well, thus far I have seen 31 pages of this thread which I love. Some have posted elaborate systems, some simple, and some super vintage! If and when you make further changes, I would appreciate your posts. I think that perhaps this thread may come alive again. In any event, I appreciate it!
     
  6. Ds2000

    Ds2000 All About every cool stereo component. Subscriber

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    Here's my computer and part of my system. (Lol)
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  7. mmickk

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    I like what I can see of your speakers...
     
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  8. Valveglow

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    I'd like to see and hear your computer hooked up to the system behind it...
     
  9. stuck limo

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    Work setup. Unsure if posted before.

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  10. Valveglow

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    ^^^Whats that snazzy looking wire junction box inserted into the red D/A converter?
     
  11. stuck limo

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    It's an iFi iPurifier2 USB decrapifier. Probably completely unnecessary, but I like it, and I got it a really good price.
     
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  12. Valveglow

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    An Anti Digititus Chamber! I like it!
     
  13. Franksta

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    This "spare bedroom" has always held the BIG Vintage system. I recently added a slim form factor computer just for kicks! These Lenovo ThinkCentre factory refurb computers
    pop up occasionally on the "Deal Sites". I think this one was $89 loaded with Windows Ten 320GB HD, DVD Player, 4 gigs of RAM, 8 USB ports! Not bad! They fit right into a lot of stereo cabinets
    in that horizontal position. I use the little 24" TV as a monitor/TV. I added a Wifi adapter a Soundblaster soundcard a DVD R/RW drive to burn discs and a portable 1 TB HD into those
    USB ports. I use a little Adesso wireless keyboard and/or a wireless mouse to move around.

    Needless to say this computer in this vintage system is for PLAY not for work! All my music is backed up on that portable drive. 305GB of FLAC files and counting. Sansui 8080DB, stacked Advents
    (Original Large & New Large), Sony MXD-D40 CD player/MD recorder, Toshiba CD/VCR recorder, Akai - GX 266II Reel To Reel deck, TEAC V-95RX cassette deck, A Denon DVD-756 DVD/SACD player, & a Technics SL-1301 TT in a overloaded Barzilay cabinet! I know it's stretching it to say this is my "computer setup" But it is fun! IMG_3580.JPG IMG_3581.JPG
     
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  14. Valveglow

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    Nice components, nice Barzilay!
     
  15. MJB1959

    MJB1959 Well-Known Member

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    Time for an update as things have changed since my original setup, and for the better.
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    Might need to experiment with lighting and turn the monitors off. Anyway,
    ADS L880 inverted and on top
    ADS L980 on the bottom
    Behind the beer bottle is the PC, custom made by my oldest son, has a lot of stuff packed in it.
    Behind the keyboard, old vintage AM/FM tuner just in case
    Cambridge Audio CX A80 with DAC 80wpc and sounds amazing.
    Philips Blue Ray/DVD
    The Vandersteen 2c is just for looks for now, and a Yamaha THR C10 guitar amp with USB connect on it.
    Guitars are:
    Fender (precision bass (2), Stratocaster, Telecaster, HM Strat
    Ibanez S-770 Custom
    Yamaha RGX A2 black
    Yamaha RGX A2 white

    Other amps and gadgets, as well as recording equipment.
     
  16. Ohighway

    Ohighway Wannabe Minimalist Subscriber

    A little something I tossed together back in April. 2017. My first shot at at totally silent computer..... . No motors, no fans..... ZERO moving parts.

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    For anyone who is curious, here's the parts list.

    Processor: AMD Athlon 5370 APU AM1 AD5370JAHMBOX

    Motherboard: ASRock Motherboard Micro AM1H-ITX

    CPU cooler: ARCTIC Alpine M1 Passive - Silent CPU Cooler for AMD AM1 Socket

    Laptop power supply: AC Doctor INC 19V 3.42A 65W Battery Charger for Gateway M-1628

    Hard Drive: PNY 256Gb Solid State Drive

    Memory: Random stick of 4Gb DDR3 that I had laying around.

    Computer case: Morex T3500 Fanless Mini-ITX Enclsoure


    The motherboard is a bit unique. You can use a standard power supply with it. However I chose it because alternately you can plug a 19v laptop power supply directly into it, which is how I'm using it.
     
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  17. Valveglow

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    MJB, Yes perhaps another pic would be good. You identified components and the guitars which is good, but you failed to mention the beer! What is on top of the Vandersteen? I can't quite make it out.

    Ohighway, I am quite intrigued by that noiseless PC. I am completely unaware that PCs can do without both fans and/or water cooling. I'll have to ask my Son The computer Guru about this.

    Thank you both for posting!!
     
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  19. Ohighway

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    Well first and foremost these small fanless machines are at the opposite end of the spectrum from the ultra powerful gaming rigs. Good for light duty computing, general computing tasks, etc. Not heavy duty gaming, graphical rendering, etc. The less powerful processor generates less heat which is what allows passive cooling to keep up with the task. Also, the laptop power supply eliminates the fan of a normal power supply. Elimination of an optical drive eliminates the drive motor, and the use of a solid state drive eliminates the motor of a standard drive.
     
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  20. Valveglow

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    Thanks, O. Makes perfect sense. I do see the huge heat sinks and there's nothing like a solid state drive! I have 2 of them, one in each of 2 computers, though they are only holding the operating system I believe. Funny thing is that though I do have two set ups that are shall we say, sans valve, SS is almost a heretical term to this tube lover!
     

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