View from behind the main seating area. Having three identical speakers makes for an outstandingly balanced front sound field for movies and multichannel music. The room is pretty enormous and completely open on one side. I don't know if that helps or hurts imaging but it sounds great to me. The center sounds perfect on its side. What looks like an HVAC return duct on the right is in fact the manifold opening of an infinite baffle subwoofer that I built with lots of help from my brother-in-law. Those are LaserDiscs in the cabinet on the left. The actual video quality is better than these photos might suggest. The screen is a Da-Lite Video Spectra.
Way back in the corner. The big column is not in anyone's way when you're watching movies. There's a pool table behind where I took this shot from. It's great for watching games, but the column does get in the way of the players' view.
A Mid-Atlantic rack built into the wall off to the side of the room. Some day I'm going to get my brother-in-law over here and we're going to trim this with some nice window trim.
- Integra DTR-7 receiver
- Panasonic DVD-F87 DVD player (This does DVD-Audio and HDCD, and has a DPLII decoder. Since my old receiver doesn't have DPLII I usually use the Multi-Channel input for DVD play. It also plays DVD-RAM which I use with a DVD-Recorder with built-in ATSC tuner elsewhere in the house.)
- Sony MDS-JB920 MiniDisc deck
- Panamax Rackmax Powermax surge protector
- IMPACT component video switch (Sometimes an X-Box gets plugged into this. )
- Accurian HDTV tuner for OTA broadcast TV (Connetcted to an antenna network in the attic, which also feeds FM radio throughout the house)
- DISH Network ViP722k
- Pioneer CLD-D704 LaserDisc player