Trihex is a speedrunner who favors console games on a controller. He has been streaming on Twitch (then Justin.tv) for over a decade and has been part of Tempo Storm since 2016. During that time he has built a name for himself dedication to fitness, his interest in politics, anime, engaging with his chat and love for the various Mario titles. He also is also renowned for being the face behind the TriHard Twitch emote. Below we have provided an overview of the equipment featured in TriHex’s gaming setup for those who would like to gain more insight into the tools he uses to enhance both his gameplay and production quality.
WHAT MONITOR DOES TRIHEX USE?
Trihex uses a BenQ Zowie XL2720 monitor. The BenQ Zowie XL2720 is a 27″ TN LCD gaming monitor that has a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz@1ms (GtG) and can provide a resolution of up to 1920 x 1080p. It offers a pixel pitch of 0.311 x 0.311mm and a brightness of up to 300 cd/㎡. The contrast ratio is at 1000:1 while the dynamic contrast ratio is at 12M:1. The total measurements at 27.3 x 64.2 x 45.5cm (10.75 x 25.28 x 21.57″.)
Its stand allows for a great deal of adjustability, included pivoting between -90°~90°, swiveling -45°~45° and tilting -5°~20°. Its stand’s height can also be increased by up to 14cm (5.5″), and it can also be dismounted for VESA-compatible (100 x 100mm) wall-mounting purposes. Some of its useful gaming features include its Black eQualizer, which brightens darker scenes to make it easier to spot enemies. Others include its Low Blue Light filter and Flicker Free technology. Additionally, its S Switch allows you to save three different settings that can be easily toggled between as needed.
WHAT CONTROLLER DOES TRIHEX USE?
Trihex uses a Nintendo Switch Pro controller. This is a wireless controller that was obviously mainly intended for the Nintendo Switch Pro, it is also compatible with the PS4, which is what Trihex uses it for, as well as a PC. You will need to use an adapter for the PS4, though. He uses the MAGIC-S Pro Mayflash for this purpose.
It has a wireless design that can last up to 40 hours and takes about 6 hours to recharge. It can be used while it is charging. Aside from having the layout of a regular controller, it also integrates motion controls, HD rumble, built-in amiibo functionality, as well as a number of other features. There is also a port for a headphone jack. Its dimensions are 6.4 x 15.6 x 14.2cm (2.52 x 6.14 x 5.6″) and it weighs 399g (14.08oz.)
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES TRIHEX USE?
Trihex uses a Filco Majestouch 2 Yellow keyboard. Thrihex’s gaming setup includes full-sized, limited edition yellow version of the Filco Majestouch 2 keyboard. It has a wired design and is constructed from a metal backplate with plastic casing, with options of various Cherry MX switches and set with Yellow Laser Printed ABS with Black legends. He hasn’t specified which switch he has opted for, though.
It can be connected with either a USB or PS/2. The USB will allow for full N-key rollover, while the PS/2 only offers 6-key rollover. Aside from that, it offers no lighting options, macro keys or profiles or multimedia controls. Its overall dimensions are 13.8 x 44 x 3.9cm (5.43 x 17.32 x 1.52”) and weighs (2.65lbs.) Its cord length is 1.5m (5ft.)
WHAT HEADSET DOES TRIHEX USE?
Trihex uses Sennheiser HD 599 SE headphone. The Sennheiser HD 599 SE are wired, stereo headphones with an over ear, open-backed design. They have with 38mm drivers with aluminum voice coils that decrease that decease distortion levels while also improving the dynamic range to 12 – 38,500 Hz. They operate at a nominal impedance of 50Ω and a sensitivity of 106 dB SPL.
They are constructed from lightweight plastic that come to just 250g (8.8oz.) Both the earcups and headband are padded with thick, soft velour padding to add extra comfort. The headband is also adjustable, although the earcups are stationary. They measure 20.6 x 10 x 26cm (8.1 x 3.95 x 10.25″.)
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES TRIHEX USE?
Trihex uses an AT2020 XLR microphone. Trihex’s gaming setup features the XLR version of the AT2020. It can also be found in the setups of other big streamers, such as Gosu, Masayoshi and SquishyMuffinz. This version requires both an XLR cable and 48V of phantom power, so you will also need a compatible audio interface. However, it also produces a crisper output with less interference than the USB version does.
It operates with side address and has a unidirectional polar pattern. Its condenser can provide a frequency response range of 20 – 20,000Hz at an impedance of 100Ω and a max. SPL of 124dB and a sensitivity of -37dB. These specifications make it optimal for vocal recordings. It also comes with a stand mount for 5/8″-27 threaded stands, 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter and soft protective pouch.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES TRIHEX USE?
Trihex uses a Sony Alpha a7 camera. The Sony a7 is the earliest rendition of the a7 line. It is a palm-size mirrorless DSLR camera that is fitted with a 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor. This sensor offers an ISO range of 200-25,600 that can be extended to 51,200 with a Sony E-mount compatible lens. Its hybrid autofocus has 117 phase-detection points that are coupled with eye-tracking that functions even when the subject is positioned at an angle from the lens. It can also be adjusted to Flexible Spot, Wide and Zone autofocus modes. Additionally, it can zoom up to 4x and offers shutter speeds of 1/8000 at up to 1/60 for movies and still images of 1/8000 to 30 sec.
It also offers many creative filter options, shutter speeds, a 2.4M dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF viewfinder and a tiltable LCD. However, one of its main attractions is its autofocus with 117 phase-detection points. These can be set to Flexible Spot, Wide and Zone modes for more specific options. Its eye detection is also able to focus on a subject even when it is at an angle to the lens.
WHAT MIXER DOES TRIHEX USE?
Trihex uses a TC Helicon GoXLR mixer. The TC-Helicon is intended for solo recordings, and offers four channels, namely Mic, Chat, Music and System controls. Each of these has its own dedicated slider and mute button. It can only accommodate a microphone utilizes either an XLR cable or a TS/TRSTRRS jack. The mixer is capable of providing it with +48V of phantom power and 70Db of gain.
Its right sight is dedicated to audio effects and temporary muting controls. These include vocal effects such as Reverb, Robot, Pitch Echo, Megaphone and HardTune. Many more options can be accessed through its software. Beneath that is a sample section enables user to intersperse their live recordings with short bursts of preset sounds. There is also a small corner with a bleep button and press-to-mute button.