I have a similar desk (StudioRTA Creation Station) from the same manufacturer, although your desk looks more stout. I got mine from Guitar Center in California.
The casters in the website photos look more substantial than the ones that came with my desk. It didn't take much for them to fail and spill out little bb's everywhere. I added some heavy duty casters to replace the originals.
Just curious, but do you folks actually like having your monitors up high like that? I can't stand it. It makes my neck so painful i can't work for more than half an hour. In fact, in some cases i've removed the stand from the monitor so i can set it down a couple inches lower on the desk.
Just curious, but do you folks actually like having your monitors up high like that? I can't stand it. It makes my neck so painful i can't work for more than half an hour.
They're not too high. My eyes hit directly at the middle of the monitor, which is where they should be. It's only an issue if you're used to looking down at a monitor all the time, and then have to pivot your head up for a long time.
...do you folks actually like having your monitors up high like that?
I have to raise mine a little bit. For me, looking down eventually starts to kill my neck. What I've currently settled on is a desk on a power-adjustable base and then monitors on Ergotron arms. This gives me a lot of adjustability. I also recently had to go to a split keyboard and MS Natural Mouse. The tilt of the mouse is better but the scroll wheel is this "high resolution" scheme that Vegas and some of the Adobe suite don't support. That's a drag because I use the wheel ALL the time.
Different stroke for different folks, though. You need to use what's comfortable. Everyone in my shop but me swears by Wacom tablets and styluses. The stylus makes my hand cramp.
One thing I want in a desktop is a rolled leading edge. Hard 90 degree edges dig into my forearm. Lower desktop helps.
Speaking of IKEA, they used to have a really badass desk. You could raise or lower it electrically, from a sitting height to a standing height. And it wasn't terribly expensive. I kind of wish I bought one before they discontinued them. It would've been nice to raise it a few times a day to get the buttocks off the chair and stretch the legs a little.
top was my old sony es7 and deck circa 1999 (having just sold my studio and business and moved to the farm. i kept the es 7 since it WORKED without ever crashing in four years of pretty heavy duty service!!!!)
next about 5 years ago
last a couple of years ago - now 2 x 24" ips panels and a sony bravia lcd - i've kept the old sony crt for final checks...
Thanks Jerry and Grazie for trying to ease my pain in hoping to post a pic embedded in my post. I'm sure that I am doing it correctly. The only thing that I can guess is maybe the problems I'm having with SCS with my forum account is blocking the posting of images. Just a guess.