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Discussion in 'TASCAM DM-3200 & DM-4800' started by Peter Batah, Jan 26, 2021.
@skier Indeed, I am a mere mortal among Titans! But, don't let that g0 to your heads.
I present to you "My Contraption" Crude but Effective. I still crack up when I look at the deck block that I used as a counter weight. A true engineering feat (NOT). Unfortunately, it looks like I may have to move the desk away from the back wall. Way too tight back there.
The mount location that you see in the second photo was actually lowered considerably after the pic was taken.
The monitor height is much better and I no longer have to look up. However, because of the limited space I have to work with behind the desk the base that I built cannot be pushed back any further. It is pressed up against the back wall. That causes the monitor to sit forward more than I'd like. It also extends beyond the front of the speakers (horizontal plane) which I am not happy with.
In any case, I had to try something (anything) that could help with the pain that I was feeling when looking up at the monitor. As, I said earlier I may have no choice but to move the desk a few inches away from the back wall which will obviously push the monitor position back. I wasn't planning to move the desk any closer to the center of the room but it is what it is. That's what you get when you're stuck with a small room.
Hello from Jackson Hole Wyoming!
COOL CONTRAPTION MAN! Actually, it's not a contraption - that word usually refers to a bunch of parts cobbled together to make something that's usually somewhat of a fragile mess that may or may not work. Your device is actually a workable, well-built design - CONGRATS!
Yes, it may need a few tweaks, but that's true of all but the simplest designs. It's a cool idea to solve a real world problem. The weight block is the only part that doesn't look professional and you can always replace that. But truth be told, if it works fine and isn't seen, I'd keep using it. The only thing I might suggest is to find a way to secure it to the base. That way, it won't fall off if you decide to move your monitor stand, because if it did, it could allow the monitor to crash down onto your Argosy desk and the DM console - not good. Other than that - well done!
@skier Thank you so much for the compliments and the words of encouragement. It's amazing how one can conjure up solutions when faced with adversity. Even if they are minor ones.
This is the next best thing to having the monitor sitting on a flat desk directly in front of me. It's going to take a little getting used to but I can see how it might ease some of the aches and pains that I was having to deal with.
What's important I think, is that I manage my time in the studio and at the desk. Short stints with some stretching in between.
As far as the stand goes: No part of it can be seen as it is located behind the Argosy desk. The cement block must weigh somewhere in the vicinity of 40-50 lbs easy.