Today's product comparison has Music Critic comparing the Studio RTA Producer Station Maple Studio Desk to the Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation. The team take this task very seriously - two products enter, but only one can leave. If you enjoy this article, you can also check out the full version here.
Contestant number one is the Studio RTA Producer Station Maple Studio Desk. You might consider this Studio RTA home desk to be the best value that you can find on the higher end of the price spectrum. This will provide the answer for those with more complicated set ups. There are two enclosures on each side of the monitor shelf. On one side there is a rack and CD holder, on the other side there is a pullout shelf. Under the desk you will find yet another pull out drawer for your keyboard.
Next up is the Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation. The Z-Line Designs Cyrus home studio desk is set at a rather low price tag and yet also comes with everything you could hope for to keep all of your equipment in order. This desk has a nice cherry finish along with black outlines which provide a modern look. The monitor surface is located a bit on the high side, so be sure you like your monitor high if you plan on purchasing this desk. This desk also has a pull-out tray for a keyboard and mouse.
Besides this, the rest of this desk is open, giving it a rather sleek look. Underneath the desk you will find a lower shelf intended to place you computer tower. The surface of the main desk is large enough for various pieces of equipment, and the top shelf is intended to hold multiple studio monitors.
This thing that really sets this desk apart from others in the same price range is the clear tempered safety glass that you find on the main surface. If you are into a transparent look, go with this Z-Line, as you will be able to see through your surface to the keyboard mouse and computer tower underneath. Or go with this Z-Line if you simply prefer the feel of glass on your main surface.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Studio RTA Producer Station Maple Studio Desk||Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation|
| + Great value at the higher end|
+ Multiple compartments for organization
+ Able to hold a variety of equipment
| + Contemporary cherry and black finish|
+ Compact design
+ Tempered glass surface
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|If you are considering purchasing at the higher end of the spectrum, this Studio RTA provides excellent value. There are multiple compartments that ensure all of your equipment is well organized, and the space on each level is ample enough to hold all your equipment.||With a modern cherry and black look, a raised monitor shelf, and a clear glass surface on the main area, this Z-Line home studio setup is set at a budget price.|
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