Just a few days ago, Apple has finally released their long-awaited iMac Pro, the flagship workstation-grade standalone editing desktop machine. With up to an 18-core Xeon processor, 128GB RAM, four terabytes of blazing fast flash storage, and AMD Vega graphics, the iMac Pro is sure to please professionals looking for a combination of top-notch performance and physical appeal. It’s also worth noting that this processing power is wrapped up in a slick, space grey aluminum unibody with a 5K cinema-grade display slapped in the front.
With all this masterfully crafted unibody design and computing power under the hood, it would be a shame to place the iMac Pro in a setup that is less-than-pleasing from an aesthetic point of view, right? So, those of you who might be looking for the perfect iMac Pro desk setup, look no further. Jonathan Morrison has already put the money and effort to build an enticing iMac Pro desk setup that could easily fit your creative workflow.
When it comes to peripherals, one could be easily tempted to shell out some extra cash for the genuine Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad, all of which now come in the serious, yet subtle space grey finish. In addition to these accessories, Morrison also opted to include a handy wireless charger, specifically the Kroma Wireless Charging Pad. The latter is compatible with any device that uses the Qi Charging Standard, such as the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Besides looking simple and stylish, the unit comes at a low price of under $15.
Although the iMac Pro includes a built-in pair of decently sounding stereo speakers, professionals may want to invest in more refined pieces of audio gear. For headphones, Morrison turns to the Focal Listen Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones which not only sound great but look amazing, especially for a pair of headphones costing less than $200.
As for the speakers, it seems that the Kanto YU2 Powered Desktop Speakers were perfect for the setup. Not only does the matt black finish closely match the colors of the iMac Pro, but also they provide a lot of punch and a decent amount of bass for their small form factor.
Lastly, for the actual desk, Morrison uses the Artifox Black Edition Desk. Although it is only available for a limited time, the Artifox desk has a dark wood construction that perfectly complements the colors of the iMac Pro, with the theme of this setup being space grey and black. All in all, the desk is very adjustable with different modules to suit your needs, as well as comes in sitting or standing variations.
Another neat feature that will keep cables nice and tidy is the cable drop towards the backside of the desk. Also, whether it be intentional or simply part of the design for aesthetic purposes, there are hooks at the front sides of the desk’s legs, allowing you to hang multiple accessories such as your headphones.
Of course, this setup is not cheap by any means, nor is the iMac Pro itself. But if you don’t mind spending more than $13,000 for the fully loaded iMac Pro, I’m sure that the extra cash for the rest of the bits and pieces of this setup won’t bug you either.
[source: Jonathan Morrison]
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