My Budget HT setup... With TT.
I snapped some pics of my setup recently and figured I'd chuck them up here for constructive/destructive comments, criticism, ridicule or whatever!!
This post is ripped from another forum, where I posted these pics a few weeks back, so there are a couple updates i'll add.
Samsung 50" DLP Rear Pro
Benq W1000 DLP Front Pro
Home made ~90 Inch screen
Yamaha RX-V863 Receiver
3 x Emotiva UPA-1 (LCR)
Rega Planar 2 w/ Acos R200 and AT95E cart with Hyper Elliptical stylus and an XTM1 Acrylic mat. Also has the Rega white belt.
Logitech Harmony One
Aaron ATS-5 Mains
Aaron CC-240 Centre
Wharfedale Diamond 9.2 Surrounds
Crappy Sony Sub & slightly less crappy Yamaha Sub
The screen was a hastily thrown together job to be used to gauge size. Almost 12 months later and it's still going strong, although I'm putting together plans now for v2.0 which will include a black border and i'll make two screens - one at 16x9 and one at 2.35:1 and just hang the one I need at the time. The house is a rental, so a few small holes in the ceiling is all I could get away with, and am comfortable repairing at the end of our stay.
Update: I've hit screen V1.1a which includes a black border. That's made a huge difference to the quality of the picture. Still have plans to increase size though.
The subs are a weak point, and i'll look into some DIY solutions down the track when money allows. The speakers are also a weak point, although I do love them. For the price, they do well and i've had them 10 years without missing a beat and they get used all the time!!
So, considering the small room which limits the number of watchers at any one time, it's a setup that get's used constantly (movie nights are done here regularly), and does alright considering the relatively small outlay. The TT is the latest addition and I love it... I've just added a Bren1 Lite TT weight to this. Haven't really done critical listening to decide if it's an improvement or not yet.
Current as of 28/05/2012