Mark Davis is somewhat of a Renaissance man. He is an author of four novels, an entrepreneur, an engineer and a scientist. He is between startups right now but recently sold a data analytics platform to Dell. In order to perform all of his duties, he needs a setup that can match his tempo. Naturally, he has a dual-monitor setup.
His main monitor is a Samsung U28E590D 28-inch 4k UHD which has a one-millisecond response time that obliterates latency. He pairs it up with a LG 27-inch IPS Monitor which he mainly runs off of his 2018 iPad Pro. A 13-inch MacBook Pro is the backbone of the setup. It is covertly hidden on a Twelve South BookArc behind the monitors. His MacBook is specced out with 16GB of RAM storage, which is important to him “so I can run multiple virtual machines in parallel when needed,” he said.
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Davis uses his iPad for image editing and graphic design and for when he is on-the-go. He uses the Apple Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil as accessories.
To round out his office space, he has a Logitech C920 HD Pro Camera which records his Zoom meetings in crystal-clear quality. A TaoTronics Computer Speaker is just some foreplay for things to come. Prepare for some unfettered audiophilia. Davis is a self-proclaimed audiophile and has the tech to prove it.
Mac mini sound system
Davis uses a Mac mini to power his sound system. The Mac mini feeds a Topping D90 MQA Digital-To-Analog Converter, which gives him ultra-filtered sound quality. The DAC outputs to twin Schiit Aegir Amplifiers that power a pair of Tekton Designs Double Impact Speakers. The monster speakers stand 4’6″ and give him great sound quality. To simplify things he installed a Raspberry Pie 7-inch Touch Screen Display to control the rig. And Davis uses the high-res streaming service Qobuz to stream the highest-quality music, refusing to settle for Spotify or Apple Music.
Shop these items now:
- Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch 4k UHD LED-Lit Monitor ($414)
- LG 27UD68-P 27-inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor ($349 – $150 off)
- Apple Magic Keyboard ($94)
- Apple Magic Mouse ($74)
- Twelve South BookArc for MacBook ($60)
- Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro ($290)
- Apple Pencil ($99)
- Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam ($125)
- TaoTronics Computer Speaker ($40)
- Mac mini ($759)
- Topping D90 DAC AK4499 DSD512 Hi-Res Bluetooth 5.0 USB Digital-to-Analog Converter ($800)
- Shiit Aegir Amplifier ($800)
- Tekton Design Double Impact Speakers (Pair) ($3,000)
- Raspberry Pi 7-inch Touch Screen Display ($64)
Via: Submitted personally by Mark Davis.
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