• I keep some photo gear in here
  • Deb's walk-in closet
  • CD's
  • CD's
  • Marantz HD-880 front right speaker
  • Marantz HD-880 front left speaker
  • Center speaker
  • Wii IR sensor
  • I use this open stage as a photo stage; I have a full-coverage green screen for the backdrop and I digitally overlay backgrounds using it.
  • 1920x1080p display from 5th Element Blueray running on PS3; the projector is an Optoma HD-80. Picture quality is jaw-dropping.
  • To be painted black. Eventually.
  • To be painted black. Eventually.
  • We've got beautiful red velvet curtain systems for the sides and top of the display area already purchased and waiting in boxes, but putting them up is a big deal and we've yet to find the time.
  • Playback is paused for picture-taking
  • presently 4x MA700
  • Presently Sony MD/CD player
  • Presently 1xMA700 + AV7005
  • Presently Sony PS3 / BD, also Apple TV
  • Security DVR
  • XBox 360 and HD drive, plus Roku
  • Sansui LCD Monitor for HDMI1
  • network switch, camera, router, clock
  • Power distribution center -- all gear is backed by a 100% online (meaning it always makes AC from battery, it never "switches on") pure sine-wave UPS in the basement. If the house AC fails, there is also a generator.
  • Wii
  • Misc Wii remotes, chargers, etc
  • MD / CD player
  • ...
  • presently 4x MA700
  • Presently XBox v1
  • Presently Gamecube
  • ...
  • 12' by 4' by 4', 18-section custom audio cabinet
  • These are part of a ceiling fan. They're not in the normal viewing path, you only see them here because the picture was taken from up on the bridge between the lofts. about 30 feet back from the display.
  • rock band / guitar hero instrument
  • rock band / guitar hero instrument
  • rock band / guitar hero instruments

204" 1080p DLP FP home theater

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This is an older wide-angle view of our home theater system from the bridge between the bedroom and the music studio. The exposure has been non-linearly adjusted: I pushed the shadow detail up so you could see a little more (which kind of screwed up the image on the screen); the walls aren't really that bright and the projector's blacks are solid; this is a DLP-based projector. We do need to paint those side walls black, but that's on a to-do list along with everything else, I'm afraid. [done now]

The last time I tried this, I didn't have a lens that could take it all in. The fixture at the top hangs from a ceiling fan; we watch from the far right (bedroom) or from down below, from the 8-person couch in front of the electronics, so the fan doesn't interfere in the least.

The system is presently 7.1 surround using a Marantz AV-7005 pre-pro and 9 MA-700 Marantz monoblocks configured as 7x200 watts RMS, plus a pair bridged for 600 watts RMS to the sub, a dual 18" single-cabinet Yamaha unit. It presently features a Mac (as media librarian), 16-channel IR/color 1 TB security DVR, Apple TV, Roku, HD OTA receiver, PS3/BD/SACD, XBox, XBox360/HD-DVD, Wii, and the projector is an Optoma HD-80. There is also a secondary 17" LCD monitor for working with audio-only modes (so we don't burn the projector bulb unnecessarily.)

The front speakers are Marantz HD-880s, absolutely primo 4-element designs with 12" optional port bass drivers; the center, mid pair and rear pair are box and tower lineaum designs respectively. The subs consists of a pair of dual-coil passive 12" units wired in series-parallel for 8 ohms to satisfy the bridged MA-700 pair. The HD-880s do bass support work (they go just as low as the subs do... they're really outstanding speakers) and are phase aligned (via a sensitive microphone and a spectrum analyzer) for the sweet spot at center seating, so the system has about a kilowatt RMS of time-synchronous bass capability. Explosions are downright thunderous.

I do a lot of listening in stereo; to that end, the classic HD-880's and the Marantz pre-pro (in 2-channel + sub mode) and the monoblocks make a spectacular combination. The space, being a church pulpit after all, was actually designed to do a good job with sound, and the combination is most pleasing.

Deb and I built and finished the audio cabinetry, and I put the electronics together.

All those guitar controllers are from Rockband and Guitar Hero. Everyone in the family likes those games, including us. The wifi versions are by far the best controllers. Less susceptible to damage by static, too.

Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS zoom @ 21mm, ƒ/8, 10s exposure, ISO 400, tripod, 10s delayed fire (to give me time to get off the bridge so I wouldn't make the tripod tremble.) Edited with Aperture and WinImages.

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  1. mgl23 72 months ago | reply

    ni te has de divertir ahí xD

  2. dorian-grey [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    WOW-can it be any bigger--great setup

  3. kud0gfx 71 months ago | reply

    OMFG, This is so awesome... xD

  4. zacharyelectric [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

    "What!? No HP Voodoo DNA? Meh..."

    Dude, that's crazy!

  5. fyngyrz 70 months ago | reply

    Thanks, Zachary

  6. matthewb92 69 months ago | reply

    Wow that is the biggest tv that I have seen and it's very impressive.

  7. nano.maus 69 months ago | reply

    Is the projector hitting a screen on the wall or is the wall painted? If it is painted is it a matte white or is it a shade of gray say 18%?

  8. fyngyrz 69 months ago | reply

    nano, the portion of the wall the projector covers is painted matte white.

  9. likethis57 69 months ago | reply

    Your set is simply tremendous! Gives one thoughts about what's possible.

  10. Pahoran 68 months ago | reply

    this is amazing.


  11. Scumbag faceplant [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

    So where is the porn section in that image?
    you forgot to highlight it.

  12. fyngyrz 58 months ago | reply

    No, I didn't. That's over here.


  13. janson2085 54 months ago | reply

    pure awesomeness

  14. sonny.oldner 52 months ago | reply

    OK, my jaw dropped and I was frozen for a few minutes. I have a Sanyo LCD Projector that I am pretty happy about for quite sometime but now that I've seen your set-up, I won't even mention how small my screen is compared to your awesome set up. In a scale of 1-5 I'll give your home theater system a 10!

  15. fyngyrz 52 months ago | reply

    Thanks, sonny. We do enjoy it. You can edit that comment to fix the link, btw.

  16. fyngyrz 39 months ago | reply

    谢谢 !!!

  17. zulughana 31 months ago | reply

    I dont know what to say...I am ....whats the word? :-)

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