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Nice!
Had same experience, with different set-up, the real downside is that you'll get obsessed with Hi-Fi.
My newest obsession is to install bass-traps and acoustic panels. All because of one friend who said "Hey, you know you can imitate acoustic panels with mattresses? You'll know if you need one afterwards..." Now his punishment is to help me build some acoustic panels.
And I started to ignore PC and looking into audio upgrades overall.
And that is so much more expensive than overclocking frown.gif
but once you go there you'll never go back, or stop.

Yeah... I'm starting to understand this sentiment. and I already spent $2500 (not counting upgrades such as my newest 680) on my computer with its custom water loop etc... it's all sooooo expensive. Sadly now I need to start saving for a car, so no more computers or audio for quite some time.
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My favorite part is the part where you said Simca. smile.gif
I also really like your glass table. I have an L-shaped glass desk, but sometimes wish I just had a single long desk (could combine them, but don't feel like it)
The HSU looks really good.

Hahah, thanks. I made that desk about a year ago. Designed it in Autocad, and after all this use I still love it and there really isn't anything I'd change about it. The keyboard tray is moveable (/removable) to either side or the middle where you see it right now. I'm also going to build a monitor stand which bolts to the back of the desk as soon as the welder I use gets fixed. My Dad is building a new motor controller for it so that it welds more smoothly. All the steel tubing is 1.5". I can stand on the middle of the desk without hurting it in the least. (I did the calculations before I did that of course) The wooden strats are just walnut, and a silicone layer on top to prevent the glass from sliding around. I used saran wrap the first time I made them, but when I build the monitor stand I'm going to do it again with some thicker plastic because the saran wrap left wrinkles, and if done properly you won't even be able to see the layer of silicone, but instead just see the wood. I absolutely love the desk though. I'd be willing to put my design up here if anyone is interested. I've thought about commercializing it, but I'm an opensource guy and feel it's good to share the things we create. Plus I'm too lazy to build a second one to sell. wink.gif
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post #12 of 21
Love the set up.
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seriously considering the CMT-340 SE but the dip around 2500hz might very well kill this speaker for me. maybe the CBM-170 SE is truly the way to go.

someone should order the 170s, ill order the 340s, and we can listen to both wink.gif
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post #14 of 21
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Love the set up.

Thanks! smile.gif So do I. I'm just worried about my hearing now.
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seriously considering the CMT-340 SE but the dip around 2500hz might very well kill this speaker for me. maybe the CBM-170 SE is truly the way to go.
someone should order the 170s, ill order the 340s, and we can listen to both wink.gif

Where do you live Skoobs? I'm assuming NOT the midwest, but it's worth a shot.
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Thanks! smile.gif So do I. I'm just worried about my hearing now.

you will be fine tongue.gif

your set up is like mine but all my stuff was hand built by me thumb.gif
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Where do you live Skoobs? I'm assuming NOT the midwest, but it's worth a shot.

Southern California frown.gif

I am thinking about getting the CMT-340 SE and the UPA-200 which is 125wpc at 8 ohms.

...sometimes i like to bump my tunes while im doing other things so i might want more than 50 watts
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post #17 of 21
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Yeah, I can definitely max my amplifier with these speakers (obviously), but it's incredibly loud at max, although my room is pretty small. I do like to turn them up really loud when I'm in the shower etc... You'd be very happy with 125 WPC. I pretty much drooled when I saw that amplifier lol.

I've also come to the conclusion that if I ever upgrade I can perhaps buy the CMT-340 SE's a bigger amp and move my smaller CBM-170SE's to a rear channel. (I know... so sad with something so beautiful lol) But I'm not sure... nor do I need to be. I won't have that kind of money for another couple years and surround sound really just isn't important to me. I'm mainly about music. I'd probably just move these speakers somewhere else.
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I got the mounts today, and I can honestly say they were definitely needed. I love that I can push the speakers now and they move around. (sorta giggle when tapped) It's absolutely perfect. Also it definitely reduces the vibrations in my desk. Perfectly isolated now.
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I got the mounts today, and I can honestly say they were definitely needed. I love that I can push the speakers now and they move around. (sorta giggle when tapped) It's absolutely perfect. Also it definitely reduces the vibrations in my desk. Perfectly isolated now.

what mounts did you get??

your sound system still rocking the office?

I got a 25k raise by taking a new job, so I want to get a sound setup like yours. I am digging the emotiva amp and want to get one for my home theater room and office. I need a 5 channel one and 2 channel one.

hope things at Mizzou are going well!
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these are what I got:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00516DGIG/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They work really well. just a simple isolation from the desk. I'm still using my same desk that I've always been using, but I moved downstairs in the basement which has had very little effect on how everything is oriented, other than having the subwoofer on the right side and my tower on the left.

Things at Mizzou are going great and I even got an internship programming Android which is incredibly fun and exciting.
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