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    Owner-Publisher Jerry Del Colliano's Avatar
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    Rocking The LPG Office System Like Its Was Designed To Do

    Every day I come in and play my office audiophile system at very low levels as background music. It really doesn't do it any justice.

    Today is Saturday and I have the volume up on some McCoy Tyner, Jimi from Electric Ladyland and more. And its great to hear the system finally flex its muscles a bit.

    The Luxury Publishing Group Office System
    - Apple Mac Pro tower with 16 GB RAM and (2) Apple 27 inch monitors
    - Amarra re-clocking software
    - Transparent Cable from USB to Interconnects to speaker cables.
    - Benchmark DAC1 Pre
    - Oppo BDP-93
    - Time Warner cable box
    - APC power conditioner
    - Middle Atlantic rack in a custom maple cabinet with custom rack faceplates
    - Pass Labs XA30.5 class-a 30 watt power amp
    - Focal Diablo Utopia speakers
    - Sharp 70 inch LCD
    - Apple iPad with Crestron app
    - Crestron lighting control
    - (coming soon) Lutron automated shades

    Its good to shake some of the cobwebs off of this system as its like a little Ferrari that you never shift out of first gear.

    Here are some iPhone photos. Not the best but suitable to see the system. We will do some more fancy stuff later with a pro photog.

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    Owner-Publisher Jerry Del Colliano's Avatar
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    System is now switched over to the Masters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Del Colliano View Post
    - Apple Mac Pro tower with 16 GB RAM and (2) Apple 27 inch monitors
    I do find it kind of funny that of all the over the top gear present in this office (yes, office) the one item you thought to point out in most specifically was how much RAM your computer has. It's not that there's anything wrong with 16 GB of RAM, except for the fact that you, Jerry D., don't need nearly that much , it's just that you made sure to note it. Not sure why but it made me chuckle. The whole system is nuts considering what low volumes you're forced to play it at but when have I ever known you not to take things to 11.

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    Jerry should have sprang for the sound proof sheet rock walls.

    BTW, you can never have too much RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Rainwater View Post
    BTW, you can never have too much RAM.
    Memory is cheap and you might as well take advantage of the situation which I do. However, 8GB is difficult to utilize even with today's bloated software.

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    Owner-Publisher Jerry Del Colliano's Avatar
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    I do find it kind of funny that of all the over the top gear present in this office (yes, office) the one item you thought to point out in most specifically was how much RAM your computer has. It's not that there's anything wrong with 16 GB of RAM, except for the fact that you, Jerry D., don't need nearly that much
    I remember a time when you loved EXCESS too. Nobody NEEDS 16 GB of RAM but its a cheap way to make something fast. Remember when you bought a Corvette? Did you need a V8 and all of that power or did it just make you happy? RAM is a cheap way to do that on a tool that I use for 10 hours per day including loading my music into RAM for Amarra.

    Its true that this system is really tricked but I never really get to crank it up and it NEEDS that to sound its best. Oh well. Its still a cool toy and I like it. Perhaps some of the best "computer speakers" out there?

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    Jerry should have sprang for the sound proof sheet rock walls.

    BTW, you can never have too much RAM
    The contractor who built the office did a good job with a) double drywall and building the area above our suite to block sound. They also put material in the drop ceiling to absorb sound.

    To date, I have never had a complaint about sound. That's amazing to me. I also don't think my office neighbor uses his office. Some executive for CBS Television. I have never met him.

    As for RAM, its so cheap these days that why not go for the most you can get? I have ALWAYS believed that especially in the MAC environment as well as on web servers RAM goes a long way to getting you a faster experience.

    Moreover, Andrew has no idea how RAM intensive my sessions on Safari and iTunes can be. He has no idea. Sometimes, I even have Word open and Excel too!!!

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