Post your pics. Tell what you've got.
Let's see how you entertain yourself when it's time for music or movies.
How I watch movies...
This isn't a photoshop job. It's an actual pic of the theater in use. I just hit the pause button
and made a suitably long exposure.
Here's a shot of the equipment rack. Except for the amps and PJ, this is all the electronics.
At top is a Marquee switcher.
Behind the top door is my main DVD player, a Pioneer DV-525 (it's an older model but very reliable, has great sound, and does a fine job and I'm satisfied with it for now) and my
Scientific Atlanta HD cable box.
Next down is a Pioneer Elite C90 Reference Control Amplifier (preamp), vintage 1987.
As my system is stereo ONLY, not surround sound, this unit isn't likely to leave my rack
for a long time to come. It's transparent, very flexible (ten inputs) and EXTREMELY quiet.
Next down, a Pioneer Elite DVL-90 DVD/LD player. First generation, but the Elite quality
is there and it's as good a DVD player as the 525 is. I have a considerable LD collection
that I dig into on occasion.
The second door down hides a Carver Sonic Holography Processor (outboard standalone unit, quite rare) which I use for the sub bass processing feature. And the Sonic Holography
feature does come in handy for some movies. It's a pretty decent surround sound surrogate, sometimes.
Also in that case is my second LD player, a Pioneer CLD-503. It hasn't been run in a while.
Next unit down is a Faroudja RGB-YUV and YUV-RGB transcoder. Rarely used, but occasionally it does earn its keep.
Next down is my Faroudja DVP-2200 scaler. Outputs 800x600, but I'm looking into the
option of getting it upgraded to a DVP-3000. I understand that the difference is software,
and Faroudja might do the job for a "reasonable" price.
Below that is an IEV Turboscan 1500 line doubler. It's used for when I connect up the
occasional video game (PlayStation, Dreamcast) to the system, but hasn't been used in a while. I don't game much these days.
Two graphic EQs, note the curves. These do the signal processing for the subwoofer system. They're chained, one after the other. This gives a LOT of isolation for the sub.
Empty rack space for cooling the sub amp.
Peavey CS-800 for the subwoofer. My newest addition, just got it last week. What it can do
for the subwoofer is just incredible. There's about 1600 clean watts there, for a dual driver
sub that's probably going to toast if it gets more than 1000 watts for a few seconds.
It drives the sub to INSANE levels. I fear that it can be bad for the framing in the house.
This system is one that has been constantly growing and changing for ten years now. As of now,
only the speakers, amps, the preamp, and the LD/DVD combo player have been with me for more
than three years...and they've been with me for seven or more.