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While the Era Design 4 is a fantastic speaker for its price and size, I have moved to the B&W 805s as they are just better overall. I use this setup for music listening as well as tracking and mixing my own music.
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    • Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus 805
    Still a great speaker after all these years, for listening and as a studio monitor
    • Oppo Digital HA-1
    This works perfectly as a pre amp, and a great DAC and headphone amp as well!
    • REL R-205
    compact, musical, good performance with a lovely finish.
    • Bluesound Node
    Excellent flac transport, and works with Tidal streaming as well
    • AKG Q701
    Headphones for more critical listening and late night tracking sessions
    • Rotel RB-1080
    Reasonably priced clean power

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Taterworks,

It's been awhile since I posted that about my son. He's in masters program now at Texas Tech (on Deans list!) and has followed his old dad in appreciating analog.

Now running a Technics 1200 with ADC XLM cartridge into a Sherwood powering JBL 4311 monitors.

I gave him a lot of my back up LPs, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Clark, and Duke Ellington.

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Albert -- I'll bet your son would be surprised at how much better a pair of good micro two-ways (like the Era, but there are others from Dayens, Amphion, and others) would sound when driven from an inexpensive Class-T amplifier like the powerful-for-its-size Dayton DTA-100 (50W/ch). The above setup looks like a high-water mark, and it's very close to what I'm personally aiming for with my next desktop sound upgrade.

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My son is experimenting with Linux, thinks it's great. He's in his second year of college, going to Texas Tech.

He choose the Logitech Z-5500 system, we found a new one at Ebay for less than $200.00. Good for a computer system and his limited budget.

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I do Linux code for a living, so I spend 8-12 hours a day at this desk.

linuxtx

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what do you do for a living?

jack667

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System edited: Added a picture of the desk. I built the desk myself and am still cleaning up the wiring and such.

linuxtx

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System edited: Finally replaced my B&W LM-1/AS-1 HK-3480 setup with something a bit more pleasing. I am truly impressed with these era speakers for the size.

linuxtx

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System edited: Added the headphone setup for more critical listening: Meier Audio Corda Aria -> AKG K-701

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