My h/w specs (from memory, I can't remember everything):
- motherboard Intel DG965SS
- CPU : Core 2 Duo E6600 (2 x 2.4 GHz)
- 3 sata 2 HDs : 80G Samsung Spinpoint for OS, 500GB WD Caviar SE serie for data, and another one for backup
- 4GB RAM : 4 x 1G Kingston something, PC6400
- a few Zalman passive coolers for the HDs, a big Zalman CNPS9700 for the CPU (super efficient!!)
- Antech Sonata III for the PC case
- RME HDSP PCI card for audio work (Disabled the onboard intel HDA), using its own interrupt (of course)
- RME Multiface II
- RME Quadmic preamps (line and mic levels with phantom power)
- Two compressor/gate units 266XL
- Patch panel NYS-SPP-L1
- MIc AKG C414B XLII and Audix OM5
- some OK headphones that I rarely use (Philips SBC HP890) but I want to upgrade ...
- Rackmount 19'' Thon something (about 80cm high)
- Old turntable Technics SL-1710 to rip rare old LPs
- Two large screen Samsung monitor, SyncMaster 226BW
- 2 speakers Dynaudio BM5A
- effect rack for guitar Korg AX1500G for live perf.
- small extra stuff lying around
- Electric guitar Fender stratocaster (made i US, bought over there - very cheap!)
- Electric bass guitar Fender Jazz Bass (made in US as well)
- Electroacoustic guitar Jasmine by Takamine (got it as a present 15 years ago, still sounds good but the mic died, which is no big deal!)
- a couple of harmonicas (a diatonic in A and chromatic in G)
- a jew's harp from ... I don't remember ...
- a drum from India (don't knwo the name, it's a present from a friend)
- a tambourine, a triangle, some claps (? a pair of thick wooden sticks), a violin stick
- a kalimba from South-Africa (present as well)
- a digital piano, Kawai L1, given by a friend 1 month ago. With the Pianoteq software, it sounds splendid!
- my own voice, which I have been using for "singing" for 10 years or so
- ... kitchen pots, friends' didgeridoo at times, whatever ... anything that makes a sound
Oh yeah, all my cables are from a brand called ... something-Wave (a bit pricy but I get no noise)
And this is how it looks like. You can see it's a tiny bit messy but under control On the screens, you can see a rosegarden session with Addictive Drums and Qjackctl. In the bottom picture, you can have a glimpse of my PC in the back and my mini-ITX mythTV server on the low shelf. I have plans for surrounding the center area of the living room with heavy curtains for voice recordings (have not done some serious singing for recording yet). During the day, the view from the window wall is fantastic! I shall update that one
The one thing that is uncool is the shape of the room and the asymmetry in my speaker location + no sound neutralization on the wall behind them. I can live with that for now.