Lets see what the college kids have got

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andy F, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. Andy F

    Andy F Stunt Coordinator

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    Just for fun, I think all of us college kids to post their systems at school. It may be amusing to see what everyone has crammed in to their rooms, as well as providing some space-saving tips. I'm going to be the jacka** who starts a thread like this and doesn't post my own stuff, but i'm at work and don't have access to the pictures. I'll post them later.

    I know two days before thanksgiving is not the best time to do this, but I'm curious.

    Post away!
     
  2. Mark Hayenga

    Mark Hayenga Supporting Actor

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    I'll post Tempest sub pictures tonight. It's humorous.
     
  3. JoanPablo_T

    JoanPablo_T Stunt Coordinator

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    hey guys,
     
  4. JoanPablo_T

    JoanPablo_T Stunt Coordinator

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    sorry-i must have pressed 'Enter' by accident.

    I work a lot, and only go to school PT so I have a pretty good system. I wish I had pictures. but here is the list.

    Sony HS32 HD Ready 32" TV

    Rotel RMB-1075 5 Channel amp

    Yamaha RV-1105-upgrading to B&K Ref 30 series II-when it comes out!

    Sony 560D DVD Player-upgrading to Onkyo 939

    Sony MiniDisc Player

    Pioneer LD player-D406

    Sony Tivo-30hr version

    RCA Dolby Digital DSS system

    JBL SVA 1500 Speakers-2 pairs(THX cert per JBL)

    JBL SVA Center channel(THX cert per JBL)

    JBL HS Subb-THX Cert-1k watts

    Monster 5000 surge/line conditioner

    see ya!

    JP
     
  5. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    Well, I'll be in college in a year and a half, so I'll post stuff to.
    Just click on my website & equipment list and you'll see what I got.
    Nathan
     
  6. Bob_A

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    If you go to www.audioreview.com and look at the "Photo Gallery"-->"My System"...there is some college student (who has posted his pictures under the heading "Poor College Student's system" or something like that) with (2) bp3000TL's, (1) clr3000, (4) bpvx's, B&K amplification, and a 65in Mitsubishi TV!!!
     
  7. Ted Robinson

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    Im 23 and a full time student. My system consists of:
    Yamaha RX-V995
    Yamaha DVD Player (cant remember the model)
    NAD c540 CD player
    Parasound 885 5channel amp
    Panasonic ct-36g20 36"tv
    Creative Nomad MP3 Jukebox
    Klipsch RF-3 Fronts
    Klipsch RC-3 Center
    Polk RT-55i Rears
    SVS pc20-39
    Im very happy with my system. I worked hard for it now i get to enjoy it most nights sence the semester is drawing to a close [​IMG]
     
  8. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    I'm 23 and a full time student as well.
    Sony KP43T70
    Onkyo TXDS575
    Panasonic A120
    ExpressVu 5100
    Cheap 4head stereo RCA VCR
    Klipsch KSB1.1 for mains ans surrounds
    Klipsch SC1 center channel
    Tempest Sonosub (260L, tuned to 17hz, 250 watt plate amp)
    One For All Cinema 6
    Lucked out and got my hands on a house. Now in my sixth year and having this house that is a 10min walk from the University is a god send. So space isn't a big problem, and since I'm the landlord, I don't have to worry much about it being loud [​IMG]
     
  9. Andy Overby

    Andy Overby Stunt Coordinator

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    Im in college, but I still live with my parents, and I have my HT in my bedroom, kinda packed.
    Here's my setup:
    TV: Sony 36XBR450
    Receiver: Kenwood VR-309
    DVD: Toshiba 2109
    Mains: Sony SS-MF600H
    Center: Sony SS-CN495H
    Surrounds: My Old Kenwood HTB Mains
    Cable: Time Warner, Scientific Atlanta Explorer 2000 Box.
    Video Cables(Component, Coaxial, and S-Video): Monster Cable
    Audio Cables: Acoustic Research Performance Series
    Subwoofer Cable: Monster Gold
    208 DVD's.
    Pics are at My HT Pics
    The pics are slightly old, but you can get an idea of my setup.
    - Andy
     
  10. jeff lam

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    How do you guys get so much stinkin money to buy this stuff in college. I was in school from 97 to 2000 and was barely makin it, and I was making between $800-$1000/mo PT. I wish I could have gotten a cool system but the funds just weren't there. Consider yourselves very lucky!
     
  11. Holadem

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    Jeff, school loans, credit cards... I have accumulated a huge debt over the past few years. It will take while to pay off, but I don't regret it.
    Toshiba 32A40 - 32"
    Toshiba SD2109 - DVD player
    Sony CA80ES - CD Player
    Onkyo 575x
    Paradigm Monitor 7
    Paradigm CC370
    Paradigm Atoms
    SVS 20-39PC
    This is the last of 9 semesters of EE and also the first semester that i am not working (still looking). I have worked an average of 30Hrs a week, often 2 jobs. My school has no dorms, I share an appartment etc... My point is that I never felt like a "college kid" since i have always had real life problems (job, rent, recently daughter etc...) instead of worrying about the next frat party. I am 23 but since I feel much older, I think I have fully earned the right to have fun with my HT!!! [​IMG]
    --
    Holadem
     
  12. Evan H

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    Senior at U of Delaware... here's what I've got:
    LF RF: Paradigm Studio 20 v.2
    C: Paradigm Studio CC
    LS RS: AR 130
    Sub: B&W ASW-1000
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-V595
    DVD: Panasonic CV-50
    TV: RCA 25" (it's my roomate's tv, so i'm not sure on the model #)
    Cables: Home Depot 14awg, radio shack standard RCA
    Banana Plugs: Radio Shack gold series
    Overall, not too bad for a starving college kid it'd think [​IMG] Once I graduate, I'm looking to ditch the AR's, move the Studio 20's to the rear, and pick up some studio 40's to be the new fronts... then replace that B&W for a nice SVS... but that's probably 2 years down the line [​IMG]
     
  13. Jared_B

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    I guess I still fit into this catagory...[​IMG]
    I'm 21, married, and we bought our own house. I am a Junior going part time to night school.
    Now for the pics:
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    Denon 3801
    Panasonic RP91
    Mits 55809
    M&K LCR 750 Speakers
    M&K MX125 Sub
    Jared
     
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  15. Scott L

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    I'm a junior commuting to classes from home too. This stuff is in the basement.http://members.home.net/kungfu52/HT/index.html
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    Hopefully I can get the real deal once I graduate. Ya know, when I'm old & rich. [​IMG]
     
  16. Kanwar Sandhu

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    I'm in university full time, although this is my final year (yes!). Oh yeah, I'm married, but we're not made of money either. Still, I'm not in the same situation as some of you.

    Anyway, here's my system:

    Sony Wega 36XBR250

    Onkyo TX-DS676

    Sony DVPS330

    Paradigm Monitor 9s

    Paradigm CC-350

    Paradigm Mini Monitors

    Paradigm Servo-15

    We also have an old Sony VCR, and a decent Kenwood dual tape deck (I now wish I had spent decent cash on a single tape deck because I'm going to be transferring a lot of my tapes onto MD soon).
     
  17. Joe_H

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    I'm not a college student yet either.. senior in HS still..
    Toshiba 27" TV
    Sony STR-DE935 Receiver (damn i wish i knew of this forum before i bought that)
    old panasonic dvd player (planning on upgrading soon)
    old vcr
    sony minidisc unit (again.. old.. don't know model #)
    sony cdp-cx350
    Klipsch KLF 20 fronts
    Klipsch KLF C7 center
    Klipsch KSP S6 rears
    soon to buy a pair of svs 16-46s & the samson (gotta convince my parents first lol)
    also considering the outlaw separates but not sure if its gonna be worth all the money to upgrade.. (gotta save it for books and parties and crap right?) [​IMG]
    i sure as hell am gonna have a hard time getting all this stuff to college lol [​IMG]
     
  18. Mark Hayenga

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    OK, I'm back with pics. Just remember this system is very much a work in progress [​IMG]
    Location: Living room of 1st floor, 800sq ft apartment.
    http://www.hayenga.com/mark/system/livingroom.jpg
    Equipment (as of 11/20/01):
    Two 15" Adire Tempest subwoofers
    Adcom GFA 555mkII 200wpc power amp
    Paradigm Minimonitors
    DIY Stryke Audio speakers (temporarily used as stands in the pic)
    HK AVR 25mkII receiver
    HK FL8350 5 CD changer
    Marchand XM-1 stereo 4th order crossover
    20" Sony Trinitron (ancient)
    $20 Kenwood receiver from ebay
    JVC VHS player
    http://www.hayenga.com/mark/system/system.jpg
    As of 12/25/01 [​IMG] it should look like:
    32" Sony WEGA
    Denon 2802 (or its AVR-982 equivalent)
    Some MP3 capable DVD player
    Upgraded DIY mains and possibly center using Seas Excel and Morel drivers
    Two 15" Adire Tempest subwoofers
    Adcom GFA-555mkII
    So a lot of what's in the pic will be changing. As to how this college student is paying for this.... I picked an impossible major (EE), have a badass GPA (3.8), and got hired as a coop engineer at a large microprocessor manufacturer doing product development. So this semester I'm get paid a crapload of money for my hard work and get school credit for it at the same time. Downside? It prolongs graduation, but since I'm really liking my job I don't care.
     
  19. Ches Campbell

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    I am a freshman at Texas Tech. What I've got right now:

    Denon AVR-681 (same as 1601) from ebay for $140

    Homemade mains using Focal Speakers

    Technics rears (free so I cant complain)

    no center casue room is so small

    Panasonic RV31 (i think) DVD/CD/MP3 player

    RCA 20" TV

    Panasonic VCR

    After Christmas:

    Homemade sub using Focal 8" and Apex Jr 130 watt amp from Zalytron.com

    I love my system. My mains use the same drivers and crossovers that are in $1000 bookshelves. The sub is equivalent to a 500 or so dollar one. I have saved so much money, but it still took a lot of mowed lawns to save it all up. Most of my money went to my car system. HT was second, but it has now taken over the #1 spot.

    Later
     
  20. Scott Burke

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    I'm a full time student who works part time. I am also 23.

    My setup includes:

    DENON 1800

    Fronts: Sony 515

    Rears: Sony 512

    Center: None

    TV: Sony 27 inch

    DVD: Sony 500D

    SUB: Sony WAMO (as I like to call it)

    I have bought this equipment over 5 years. I have saved for everything that I bought. I make just about 63 dollars per week, and 40 of that is spent on commuting each week. It takes me forever to buy a new piece of equipment. Damn Education, Damn Universities!!!

    Hopefully when I graduate and have time to save more I will get DefTechs all around, Pioneer Elite TV, SVS Sub, and a DVD Player that plays DTS.
     

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