My 1999 Home Theater

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Our system - which I started building about a year ago, is a living-room system rather than a true home theater.  Not being able to always control ambient light and seating position, I decided to go with a direct-view display rather than a rear-projection, even though it meant giving up some screen size.  The Sony Wega always looks great, in any light, no matter where you sit.  I'm thrilled with the sound from the combination of equipment I've chosen.  I especially love DTS, the sound quality amazes me.  I've yearned for a Velodyne subwoofer since the first time I heard one, and I recently added the new HGS-15 servo-controlled 15-incher.  This made an incredible improvement to the overall movie experience.  My current favorite demo material is the ending tank battle in Saving Private Ryan.  Click on the pix...

[left cabinet]
Left cabinet

[My system]
Full system view
and description

[right cabinet]
Right cabinet

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 Audio (left cabinet)

 Video (right cabinet)

DD/DTS/DSP Receiver - Yamaha RX-V2095
CD - Sony CDP-CX250 200-disc changer
Tape - Sony TCR-303
Vinyl - Sony PS-FL7II, Shure V15HR

DisplaySony Wega KV36-XBR200
- Sony SLV-R1000
Sony EVS-7000
- Pioneer Elite DVL-91

 Remote Control Marantz RC2000 Mark II
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 Wires Monster Cable

 Speaker Systems:

 Mains: Boston Acoustics TX-830 3-way towers
 Center: Boston Acoustics V-12R
 Front Effects: Bose AM-15
Rear Surrounds: Bose AM-15 (ceiling-mounted, not shown)
 Subwoofer: Velodyne HGS-15
(in left equipment rack at bottom, underneath turntable)
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(Stay tuned for more pictures and reviews of these components)
Recommended HT Books and Videos
  VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2001 (NEW!) Highly recommended!  Movie buffs should keep this one on the coffee table! [cover] Defining Vision : The Battle for the Future of Television Joel Brinkley

Video Essentials (DVD): Optimizing Your Audio/Video System  Must-have tool for setting up your system
AVIA Guide to Home Theater (DVD) Another great tool, similar to Video Essentials (perhaps better)
[cover] The Home Theater Companion Howard Ferstler [cover] Home Theater for Everyone Robert Harley
Basic Home Theater Gordon McComb
The Complete Guide to High-End Audio Robert Hartley, Keith Jarrett

My Favorite Home Theater Links
Badboy's Home Page

Last update: December 1, 2000
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