You really met the brief for this thread: showing off!!
We’d like to show our Roon setup too.
(Remark: we bought an old house and we’re going to renew it, so the environment more than temporary.)
The listenin / living room is cc 21sqm.
Our main system are
-MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) 2,2 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM with macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on SSD, only Roon, Plex and Kodi installed (Roon is configured to autostart)
-throught an AudioQuest Jitterbug and a DIY USB cable it’s connected to an Aqua La Voce S2 DAC
-it’s balanced output connected with a DIY XLR cable to a NAD S300 dual mono integrated amplifier
-…and it’s drive a pair of modified Jamo Concert 11 speaker throught a DIY bi-speaker cables
-ROCK running on a HP EliteBook 8460p (Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, SSD) located another room
-local media files stored on a Synology clone (cc 13TB) located another room
-Tidal HiFi subscription
-every component has it’s own static IP and connected throught a 100Mbits wire throught Cisco Catalyst series PoE-24 switch
-various iOS devices to control connected throught Cisco access points
We are happy with this setup, but our plan is to
-implement a Cisco Catalyst series 3750 switch to connect these devices
-replace the MacBook Pro to a transport (e.g. InnuOS) or an audio PC (linear PSU etc)
-create more zones after the renewal (e.g. for the terrace, headphone endpoints in the master bedroom, endpoints for kids rooms etc).
Lovely! I own a pair of Concert 8’s which are lovely speakers, and way underrated.
what is that perforated metal sheet behind the laptop?
Probably the heating.
I’ve noticed quite a few turntables in people’s audio systems and many of them are sitting atop equipment racks, while at the same time I read about all kinds of linear power supplies and other power conditioners.
So my take away is that while the electrical signal must be free of all noise and other nasty things, acoustical vibration is not all that important or at least not important enough to make mounting a turntable on a dedicated shelf, which itself is mounted to the wall studs, a necessity.
Am I missing something here?
Mike is right, that’s an old fashioned gas heating device there.
Depends quite a bit on the deck’s suspension.
But sure, in a 100% ideal situation some kind of wall-shelf would be optimal.
Same can be said about electrical power - depends on one’s utility company.
Nonetheless my point is that if one is going to extreme lengths to purify one’s electric current then shouldn’t one also take measures to remove as much mechanical vibration as possible? And a shelf mount for a turntable does just that. Maybe shelves are just to inexpensive, in audiophile economic terms.
I replied to your comment about decks and suspension.
If you want to wittle on about mains conditioning that’s your prerogative.
So mechanical vibration just isn’t that big a deal?
Where have I just said or implied that? LOL.
Correct you never said that and for all I know your turntable may be sitting on shelf mounted to the studs in the wall, as it should be. My point is that something is amiss when I look at many of these system setups with turntables, regardless of their internal suspensions, sitting on the top of equipment racks with speakers near by.
That was my point. It’s not regardless of their internal suspensions.
Some decks are extremely susceptible. Some are not.
The same can be said about the internal power supplies of various pieces of audio equipment and the need of external power conditioning, after all one of the main functions of power supplies is to provide clean and stable power for the unit.
And again you are correct - some decks have better suspension than others.
But I am talking about going the extra mile to ensure no mechanical vibration, the same as is being done with the purifying the electrical power.
Right. What has this got to do with turntable suspension, again?
I don’t know if you missed my very first reply, but here it is again
Again you are correct - I didn’t see that last line of your first reply and I humbly apologize.
Wall mounted turntable shelf is the proper solution, if at all possible.
Not according to Linn who advocated a light rigid table.
One of the many things they got wrong then…