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05-29-2005, 11:54 PM
RCA 5 disc CD/MP3 player
Kenwood Stereo Receiver
Magnavox DVD player
2 KLH tower speakers
1 KLH 15" subwoofer

05-30-2005, 12:09 AM
the main HT system...

NAD 3020 integrated amp
JBL Studio S38 3way monitors
Technics 5-CD changer
DBX 215 15-channel stereo EQ
Kenwood KT-5500 FM tuner
TC Sounds TC9 prototype 15" in a 2.5 cube sealed enclosure

bedroom/office system (currently under construction)

DIY "Aikido" design 2A3 triode amplifier
DIY bookshelf speakers, Fostex FE127E's in a bass reflex cabinet with bipole drivers
Homebrew interconnects, Canare star quad speaker wiring
Adire Audio Rava powered subwoofer
Tivoli Audio Model Two tuner

05-30-2005, 01:25 AM
logitech 2.1 z 2300

200w of chest pounding bass!!!

lol :)

05-30-2005, 01:31 AM
H/K 3470 100x2 receiver
Custom built Mr. Marv cabinets housing dayton 6.5"s and tweets
ED e8a ported off a 300watt partsexpress plate amp

05-30-2005, 02:05 AM
GLi Pro dj speakers
jbl mpro 18" sub
Onkyo receiver

05-30-2005, 02:13 AM
HK Reciever
Panasonic 27" Flatscreen
RCA 5 Disk MP3 CD Player
Sanyo DVD/VHS Combo
Klipsch RF-35 Towers
Klipsch RC-35 Center Channel
JBL Northridge Surrounds

PV Audio
05-30-2005, 03:50 AM
oh ****, uh

kenwood vr-707
pioneer fd-1009 (301 disc)
diy TMM 7" towers (goldwood)
diy 3" full range bookshelves
diy 6.5" book shelves (dayton)
NSB mini line arrays
sony sawm500
mtx sw2
pyramid pw899x HYPER PRO (pwns joo) off 270 watts
dayton titantic off 1000 watts
advent as2 towers
dayton 4 channel speaker selector
THX spk cable to advents
12 awg ofc to all diys
dayton fiber optic interconnects

all in all, not bad for a 16 yr old

05-30-2005, 12:34 PM
Ok - here's everyone's chance to have a good laugh...

Technics SA-AX920 receiver
Kenwood DP-R4070 5 disc changer
Samsung DVD-4600 DVD/VCR combo
32" Sony WEGA
PS2 'two'

Kenwood KL-888Z monitors (front mains)
Technics center channel/surrounds package (these and the receiver came together as a Xmas present some years ago)

Kenwood eXcelon KFC-Xw10dB SVC 10s running off the receiver's subwoofer channel (subs wired in series to show the receiver 8 Ohms). With the sub enclosure over in a corner between the couch and a bookshelf it sounds surprisingly good! :up2somet:

05-30-2005, 02:17 PM
i wanna see some pics b/c im planning on getting together a home system soon

05-30-2005, 02:29 PM
i got a yamaha 7.1 reciever dsp-a700
nht towers 1.8 towers(3x6.5" drivers+ 1 tweeter)
infinity rs2 bookshelf speakers.
pinnacle pn2 (4" 2 way bookshelf speakers.)
altec lansing dual 30 band eq. (not quite working properly at the moment)
sony 100wx2 stereo reciever running off the sub out from yamaha and a 15" soundstream reference sub
my tape deck cd player and dvd player are pieces of shite so ill leave them out.

05-30-2005, 02:58 PM
these are older pics...house isn't nearly as dusty or messy right now...
living room:

57" sony widescreen
sony 5.1 reciever
sony center, rears, and sub
cv dx-7s for the front left and right
sony dvd, casette, and cd

32" zenith
~1/4 of my dvds

2nd bedroom has a 19" tv and another xbox(all 3 linked together with a 4th connection for the kitchen)

05-30-2005, 03:30 PM
Pics, huh...alright.

Decware SE84CS SET amp...sold.


Bottlehead Foreplay dual 12AU7 preamp...also sold.


TC Sounds prototype TC9 15" driver:


Equipment rack and left main channel monitor.


05-31-2005, 11:17 PM
I know i no longer have it, (sold a few months ago) but what replaces it will be killer!
36" sony wega(still have)
JVC dvd player w/dvd audio, prog scan
Parasound 855a 5 channel amp
Acurus Act3 w/bass mgt. Pre/pro
L/R/C Ed Frias 7" 2 way custom shielded
5.25 rears custom made with all peerless drivers
12" Klipsh KSW-12
All Audioquest wire
So sad to see it go, but the next H/T i put together will really rock!

93 saturn sl2
06-02-2005, 09:41 PM
Yamaha HTR-5660
Cerwin Vega RE30
Cerwin Vega L-7
AR center
KLH rear center
sony 12" powered sub
MTX AAL12 something like that for B channel

06-03-2005, 01:22 PM
TV: 52" GE
Receiver: Pioneer 6.1
Front: Dayton 10" series II w/ Morel tweeter
Surround: Peerless 5.5" w/ Morel tweeter
Center: Peerless w/ Morel
Sub: Tempest & Parts Express plate amp
Bass Shakers

I'll never see this stuff again until after college. :(

PV Audio
06-03-2005, 03:17 PM
u could always slide that tempest my way...

06-03-2005, 04:58 PM
u could always slide that tempest my way...

I'm keeping that baby for as long as possible.:)

06-05-2005, 05:02 PM
Nonsense...build a good 2.1 channel system for college.

I did it, and still managed to survive the year without a major written complaint :D

06-05-2005, 08:11 PM
Nonsense...build a good 2.1 channel system for college.

I did it, and still managed to survive the year without a major written complaint :D
Well...maybe. I'm in the Galileo program, so those engineering students may either love it or completely hate it (some of those guys LOVE to study, I guess).:)

Either which way...I don't think the Tempest will make it to Blacksburg.;)

06-05-2005, 08:18 PM
I got written up plenty of times. I lived in a triangle shaped room, and had a good sub setup for the Fs of the room. Made it quite loud for the rest of the building in any direction. Mainly striaght up 5 floors into an RA's room. She absolutely hated me ;)

06-05-2005, 11:42 PM
right now its:
27" 4:3 Sony HDTV (tube) - will be 32"-37" widescreen LCD by the end of the year, i cant stand the 4:3 anymore.
Marantz SR7500 7.1 channel reciever
Marantz DV6400 SACD/DVD player
B&W DM 601 S3 (fronts), LCR60 S3 (center), DM 600 S3 (rears)
Velodyne SPL-800 series II 8" subwoofer (1000watts RMS)

I ordered a pair of B&W 704 floorstanders, I should have them in this week. I am selling my current B&W's in favor of a good 2.1 channel setup. I live in an apartment and with the small space of the room and fact that i cant play the system loud (i like music at low volumes, but movies LOUD, gotta love explosions and stuff :) ), i cant use 5.1 often. i'll keep the 2.1 system until i move into a house (maybe next summer or beginning of 2007.

PV Audio
06-05-2005, 11:44 PM
b and w................nautilus?

06-06-2005, 12:27 AM
b and w................nautilus?

no, the nautilus are the 800 series, the floorstanders i bought are the 700 series.

06-06-2005, 10:25 PM
Sony KP-65wS500 (selling so I can get an LCD if anyone is interested $1900)
H/K AVR325 (toying with replacing with an Onkyo)
Denon DVD-1910
Athena AS-B1 fronts
Athena AS-C1 center
Athena AS-R1 surrounds
Need a sub

06-06-2005, 10:28 PM
2 stock computer speakers and... my 36" TV haha ;)

PV Audio
06-07-2005, 02:00 AM
no, the nautilus are the 800 series, the floorstanders i bought are the 700 series.
eh overpriced average designs...can't keep up with 'em

PV Audio
06-07-2005, 02:03 AM

nah, it's not just a horn :uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh:

06-12-2005, 12:49 AM
65" toshiba hd monitor
sony ps2 for dvd player "going to upgrade really soon!"
HK avr 330 receiver
JBL e80 fronts
JBL ec35 center channel
JBL e-10 side surrounds
JBL e-20 rear surrounds
JBL e-250P 12" sub

Aura bass shaker pro's going into both couches soon "2 per couch"

Just getting started with this 7.1 setup, still needs some tweaking but sounds wicked so far! And no the JBL's are NOT for music, I keep my HT seperate from the stereo. They are perfect for what they do "HT" and nothing more.

06-12-2005, 12:56 AM
What, no OTL's yet? :D

06-12-2005, 03:15 PM
Not for my HT hahaha!!! Man that would be WAY to much money for HT. I am saving however for a pair of t-16 monoblock otl's from trancendant for my birthday this coming march :)

06-12-2005, 03:22 PM
Not for my HT hahaha!!!

This thread was "home stereo/HT" :)

I am saving however for a pair of t-16 monoblock otl's from trancendant for my birthday this coming march

Detailed pics and a review are, of course, expected :D I've never heard an OTL before...and I'm curious to hear what they sound like.

06-12-2005, 04:09 PM
Denon AVR-3805
Home brew everything else. :)


Satellite with a main tower behind it.


Another shot.


HT woofer - still haven't laminated the box... I know, I'm bad. :(

PV Audio
06-12-2005, 05:57 PM
Denon AVR-3805
Home brew everything else. :)


Satellite with a main tower behind it.


Another shot.


HT woofer - still haven't laminated the box... I know, I'm bad. :(
bi-amp terminals?

06-12-2005, 06:14 PM
bi-amp terminals?

Yeah, I was intending on expanding the crossover to allow for it, but I never actually did once I got them assembled as they didn't need it. I should have stuck with the regular binding posts but I already had the terminals in stock. One of those hindsight things like usual.

06-12-2005, 08:41 PM
infocus 4805 projector
pioneer 1014
Some cheap 5 disc sony dvd player
B&W lcr600 center
B&W dm602 for fronts
for rears i still have HTiB speakers :crap:
SVS pb-12isd subwoofer

All in a bedroom that i am soon going to move out of for college :crazy:

06-12-2005, 09:29 PM
This thread was "home stereo/HT" :)

Detailed pics and a review are, of course, expected :D I've never heard an OTL before...and I'm curious to hear what they sound like.

Not a prob, I will do a full review for ya :) They will be a lifetime purchase and I expect to own them till I am old and grey.

And yeah my HT could be called a stereo I guess, My chick loves it for stereo!

06-13-2005, 02:36 AM
Yeah, I'm not planning on getting rid of my 2A3 amp when it's finished...although I might need to steal a pallet or so of NOS output tubes to keep me going for the next few years :)

06-15-2005, 03:36 PM
Denon AVR3805 Receiver
Monster power centers / AVS2000 and HTS1500 (both signature series)
Ghey VCR (don't know why I still have it)
Digital cable HD box
Denon DVD200 DVD/DVDA/SACD player
Hitachi 48"
Klipsh Reference
Definitive Technologies sub (not shown)

06-16-2005, 02:46 AM
I do have to comment that the JBL setup I have is getting BETTER by the day. It is no audiophile system by anymeans but for what I paid for them and what they are, there is no equal I have found. They really do not look like anything special but after about a month of break in WOW! They have really come around and impressed the heck out of me for an entry level speaker. Guess the reviews on c-net and audioreview.com were true. For performance / value rating I rate them a 10/10 Also the e250P sub is a freaking monster for the price. Makes my older 12" velodyne run for cover and I used to think the velodyne was great! Only downside is the e250p could actually be considered an end table if it had glass on it... the thing is huge!

My girls brother is a Doc and makes tons of money. Heck his yamaha receiver "$5000" cost more than my system "with tv". He came over and had a listen because he had not heard of the jbl speakers I was useing, not suprising because he uses nothing but the best and most expensive. Anyways I kept the room dark so he could not really see the gear and let him have a long listen to a few movies and then to some music. He had a really confused look on his face like wtf. He just commented "wow, you really have it setup well and those speakers sound very good, that sub is simply awsome, rips this room up!". Just to be a smart ***, as I usually am.. I asked what he thought I paid for the whole speaker setup. He asked to see them so I turned the lights on, he took a look at them, picked them up, looked at the overall build quality and very nice binding posts on all the speakers etc.. His guess was around $3000-$3500 for the speaker setup. He said they did not really look that high end but the performance was very good so they must be at about that price range "paid about $1000 for it all online" I just nodded and said "yeah they were not so bad priced amd he replied "see told ya, I know my gear pretty well, thinking I had agreed that I paid that much for them. knowing the setup sounded better than his" did not have the heart to tell him the whole speaker setup cost less than his center channel haha!

He ended the demo telling me that he liked the overall sound of my system as much if not a little more than his own and he was going to go check out the jbl's and asked were to demo them at because he was going to do another ht in another part of his house "4200sq ft". I told him best buy, but I did not purchase them there.. another confused look on his face, then he says "best buy??" they sell nothing but junk there for audio. I told him well... they did not sound like junk to you did they?? And he had a huge grin and said no, they really sound great! This was getting fun! He got home later that week and guess he looked up the prices on the pc and called me up and gave me a rash of crap that I had "done it again with bargain equipment making it sound better than his "professional and professionally installed gear, and thanks for making him look like a dork for guess the price to be so much more" He said he poped in blade 2 which I demoed for him and he was ticked that it sounded much better at my place. Anyways it was a good night for me!

06-16-2005, 11:02 AM
I'm guessing his stuff isn't set up correctly. But props to you for having a good sounding system

06-16-2005, 06:18 PM
yeah I am happy, he has allot better equipment and yes it was not setup quite right by his local hi-fi company.. Allot of very miss-matched gear :)

06-16-2005, 06:32 PM
Panasonic 27" TV
Sony 5.1 dolby receiver (powering speakers)
Old bookshelf receiver (powering sub enclosure)
Yamaha 8" bookshelfs (front)
Old Philips bookshelfs (rear)
2 10" MTX 4000's in 4 cubes tuned to 20ish hz.

Gets REALLY REALLY d*mn loud. All of this stuff is crammed into my 10x11 bedroom, along with this computer. :)

Can we say 10 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag?

06-16-2005, 07:03 PM
my dads surrounds sound system. cant afford my own, plus i live with him. right now it is all boxed up because we are remodeling. watching movies just isnt the same.

sharp aquos 37" lcd
h/k avr7300 receiver
denon dvd3910 dvd player
klipsch ref. series speakers (center, towers, surrounds, rears)
velodyne spl1200II 12" subwoofer---waiting to trade in for the JL Audio Gotham when they come out.

06-16-2005, 07:20 PM
as for stereo stuff...
my friend is a dj, so we use his stuff when we have a little get together. i would like to get into dj stuff as well. he is kind of teaching me little by little.

all cerwin-vega speakers:
two psx-253 dual 15" three way floor standing speakers.
four ab36b 18" folded horn subwoofers.
four psx-122 12" coaxial style pole mounted speakers

all yamaha amps and processing:
two p7000s one for the two dual 15" towers and one for the four subwwofers
p3500s for the coaxials
totaling 8400 watts rms.

i dont know what he uses for the main source unit, he tried to explain but there are too many details.

when in a school gym he has enough highs and mids to make your ears bleed and enough bass to make your eyes pop out.

06-17-2005, 01:44 AM
Sony 68" Widescreen TV
Harmon Kardon AMP
Bose LifeStyle System
Sony 5 Disc Dvd changer
Panasonic Sallatile Decoder

Apexi 24" TV
Toshiba DVD Player w/ magnavox control :)

It was Sony 27" flat screen w/ Bose 151 powered Speakers, But TV was broken by a theif who dropped it, and the extra 2 year coverage that I bought at Brandsmart (place where i bought it) did not cover it. They wanted to charge me $800 to fix it. 3x what i origanaly paid for the thing.

BOYCOT BrandsMart!!!

06-19-2005, 03:56 PM
Home Theatre system huh !
Nothing fancy
well this is what I am running:

Denon AVR 1602 5.1 Receiver
Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 100 monitors, center channel and sub
JVC XV-SA75GD DVD player

well thats it for now, I'm in the planning stages of building a Theater Room with all top end Denon equipment and I'm not sure for speakers yet, and for view pleasure I will have a
In Focus Projector and a 8'x5' Stewart Filmscreen

06-20-2005, 01:18 AM
Finally got my dcdi DVD player :) Bought the new toshiba sd-5980.. they finally got it right with this one unlike the crappy sd-5870! The conversion to 1080I is friggin amazing. I kept putting dvd's back and forth between the new player and my ps2 and WOW. dcdi works awsome!

06-21-2005, 04:18 PM

Onkyo Ri Tuner/reciever
Bose mini cubes
Cerwin Vega towers with subs replaced by JL 10W0,s
Pioneer powered sub with sub replaced by Lightning audio (lol) :eyebrow:
Pioneer 25 disc changer


Bose 301 bookshelfs
Bose unpowered subwoofer
DIY center channel with JL mids and Kicker ND25 tweeter
Pioneer VSX-D509S Digital reciever
Boca surround speakers (LOL)

06-21-2005, 07:21 PM
You should hang around more, Diplexers...we miss ya :D

07-03-2005, 03:05 PM
42" Sony Grand Wega (T.V.)
Yamaha RX-V 1500 ( replaced a denon avr-1803)
Adcom GDV 850 DVD player
Nuance spactial baby 360 towers with built in 100 wt sub per tower
Nuance star series center channel
Mission m-70 surrounds
Mackie m-1400i subwoofer amplifier ( 1400 watts at full tilt)
Dual audiomobile evo-r 12's in custom enclosure.

Nordost blue heaven rcas from dvd player to receiver
Nuance wiring around.

The house literally pulsates when you pass 500 watts to the subs and the highs are so distinct and clear.

I love it.


07-11-2005, 01:06 AM
I think I have the mis match special.
Yamaha HTR 5790 7.1
Athena As F2 floor standing
Bose Am 15 makes up my back right,rear left,rear right,back left, center and sub. Only paid 150 bucks for'em. The sub is lacking so thats one its way out but other than that can't complain too much for a sub 1200 dollar HT.

07-15-2005, 01:35 AM
Denon AVR-3805 receiver
Denon DCD-3910 Universal player
Panamax Max 1000C Line Conditioner/surge protector
Phillips turntable (old cheap P.O.S.)
Mirage - Front left & right and center speakers
Atlantic Technology - dipole surround speakers (2 pairs for a 7.1 system)
Toshiba 31" 4:3 TV

07-16-2005, 03:45 PM
Sony DA5000ES/DA4ES Going back to the DA4ES When it gets out of the shop.
B&K Reference 4430
Sony CX985 400 disc DVD
Sony CX450 400 disc CD
Definitive BP30 Mains Bi-Amped
Definitive ProTower400 Center
SVS- 25-31 PC+
Definitive BPX Surrounds
Cerwin Vega LW10 Surround sub
Panamax 5100
Sony VCR

Navmaster Home Theater

Link to photo of system (http://voyagersupply.com/photos/ScottsHT/DSC_0138Br.jpg)

2nd Photo (http://voyagersupply.com/photos/ScottsHT/DSC_0034Br.jpg)

The STR DA5000ES With 170 watt Digital Amplifiers (7 channels) will be for sale soon... Email if you are interested.

07-16-2005, 07:23 PM


gateway 5200Xl w/ pinnacle tv tuner deluxe
pyramid EQ and preamp...
nippon america [email protected] amp
samsung ss-3490
2 BK 1256....bass
2 GemSound horns....mid-high
1 8" BK...midrange...
gateway 2.1 speaker...

07-16-2005, 07:25 PM
^^^very ghetto...

some of the cheapest equipment still rocking hard

07-16-2005, 09:02 PM
I'll have something to post here this week :p:

07-17-2005, 03:45 PM

Yamaha RX-V2400 Receiver (120Wx7 or so...)
OLD RCA DVD PLAYER (Its awsome, works on EVERY DVD/CD i burn too)
Dish Network 3100, currently hooked up via S-VIDEO (possibly do SDI Mod for digital)
DirecTV HD Receiver via DVI
DVDO iScan HD+ (Video Scaler De-interlacer)
Beheringer FeedBack Destroyer Two channel Parametric EQ for the Sub to fix room accoustics for the sub. (PEQ build into the Receiver above for the rest of the speakers)

2x Paradigm Phantoms (Front)
2x Paradigm Atoms (Rear)
1x Paradigm CC-170 (Center)

1x Paradigm PW2200 Sub

BenQ PE8700 Projector (1280x720) Via DVI from DVDO iScan.

Not sure, newer speakers more for HT purposes, mine are too small i think, hehe.
Possibly Paradigm Studio/Refrence and ADP rears...

07-17-2005, 04:00 PM
Nakamichi AV500 Reciver
Sony DVD NS400D
Mitsubishi 65" Projection Screen TV
HD Cable box with HDMI wire
FOCAL twin 6" towers with Center :)
Yamaha 8" sub with 2 ways for the rear
Technique 100 CD Changer

07-17-2005, 04:03 PM
Looking at getting an Integra reciever (made by Oynkio), anyone heard anything about these?

07-17-2005, 04:31 PM
Looking at getting an Integra reciever (made by Oynkio), anyone heard anything about these?

If I were you I would get the DTC 9.4 pre/pro, DTA 9.4 7ch. amp, and the DPS 10.5 universal DVD player. Altogether it will only run you about $7500. ;)

If you compare that to other high-end names, that 7500 will get you alot more with Integra.

07-18-2005, 07:09 AM
27" Sony Wega Trinitron
Bell ExpressVu PVR 5100 Satellite
Sony ES Matrix 6.1 110W X 5 Receiver
Sony Single Disc DVD Player
Sony 5 Disc CD Player
Sony PlayStation 2
Microsoft XBox
PSB Image 5T (Front)
PSB Image 1C (Centre)
PSB Image 1B (Rear)
PSB Subsonic 6 (Subwoofer)