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So I have been a lurker for years now and signed up awhile back. I always spend a lot of time in this thread looking at all the very cool setups and drooling over more than I'd care to admit.

Most of you guys have beautiful home theaters and some of you guys have insane theaters that I can only dream of owning.

We bought our house about 4 years ago and we know we'll eventually sell this and buy something bigger. When that day happens I will build a dedicated HT room. Till then we have to share this space.

Our home has a detached garage and its located towards the middle of the 1/4 acre lot while the house is near the front of the property. This made for an ideal rec-room. My wife works from home so it made a good office and I'm really into movies, gaming and playing on the PC so it made a great room for just hanging out.

We completely gutted the garage and renovated it ourselves. I'm not sure of the measurements off hand but its a fairly long room with vaulted ceilings.

Ultimately its too crowded because we use the room for so many purposes.

My very modest systems consist of:

Home Theater

Equipment:
Samsung Series 7 LED DLP 65"
Onkyo TX-SR605
Dish Networks VIP 722
PS3 Slim 250GB
Belkin PureAV power conditioner
Tripp Lite Isotel 6 Ultra Surge Suppressor
HTPC (Intel c2d E8600@ 3.3GHz, 4GB DDR2, 8800GT 512, 800GB HDD space, Win 7 64 bit) TosLINK & HDMI to Onkyo

Speakers:
Infinity Beta 40 (fronts)
Infinity Beta C360 (center)
Hsu Research VTF-2 MK3 (sub)
Polk Audio Monitor 40 (sides)
Polk Audio Monitor 40 (rears)

Using 12 AWG Rockford Fosgate wires throughout.


Two channel music listening

Equipment:
Belkin PureAV PF30 (power conditioner)
Harmon Kardon HK3490
Rotel RDV1092 (DVD/CD player)
Xbox 360 Elite 120GB


Gaming rig
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.7GHz
COOLER: (See water cooling below)
MEM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 -8GB- (4GBx2)
MOBO: MSI P67A-GD65 B3
GPU1: XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB
SOUND: Onboard HD Audio Lossless 24bit/192kHz
SSD1: Intel X25-M G2 80GB
HDD1: Western Digital Velociraptor 10k 300GB
HDD2: Seagate Barracuda SATAII 7.2k 160GB
HDD3: Seagate Barracuda SATAII 7.2k 300GB
HDD4: Seagate Barracuda SATAII 7.2k 500GB
OPTICAL1: NEC DVD
CASE: NZXT Zero II
PSU: Corsair TX850W
KEYBOARD: Saitek Cyborg V5
MOUSE: Microsoft X8
LCD: LG W2753V 27"
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

(Ordering some proper stands for the speakers soon)

Speakers:
Hsu Research HB-1 MK2
Velodyne CT-150

Using 12 AWG speaker wires throughout.

Cans:
Sony MDR-V6 (stereo listening)
Turtle Beach EarForce 2 5.1 headset (gaming)
Sennheiser rs120 wireless headphones (when I need to move around)

[Using poly foam as an isolator for speakers and cd player/amp untill i can buy some proper manufactured isolators]


DIY Gaming racing cockpit
[Attached to above gaming rig]
PS3 120GB FAT
Gaming chair converted into half cockpit by me. Chair has 12 vibe motors receiving a signal via the sub channel on my x-fi card.
Logitech G25 wheel/shifter/pedals
Logitech web cam for motion tracking
Logitech MX518 mouse
Mini blue light keyboard
ASUS VW246H 24" LCD
Klipsch Pro Media 4.1 speaker/sub
R1 Comp Tach (fully functional)
Digital shift indicator and shift light (fully working)


I'm going to upload pics but keep in mind my cameras do not take great pics in this room due to the lack of light. This room has one window and the lighting is minimal which = not that great pictures.

Pictures on the way....
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haha, you call this modest??

Very nice gear, (your gaming setup is insane!)

It's good to see another fellow CT-150 owner here.

Congrats on the systems, well done!
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Excellent setup. I didn't realize it was a garage until I went back up and read the description, good work on the renovation.
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hey,are the speakers hsu on your computer setup? if so good choice!
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haha, you call this modest??

Very nice gear, (your gaming setup is insane!)

It's good to see another fellow CT-150 owner here.

Congrats on the systems, well done!
Well I say modest because so many people on this site have much nicer home theaters. Not to mention spent a lot more money. Yeah the CT-150 is a fantastic sub! And thanks!

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Excellent setup. I didn't realize it was a garage until I went back up and read the description, good work on the renovation.
Thanks. It was a hard decision for me because I like a garage for my tools and working on my motorcycle and cars but at the same time I really wanted a room we could dedicate as a 'fun' area away from the main house. If the Wife goes to bed early and I'm up watching a movie; I can still crank it up because she can't hear me in the other building. Awesome! We are building a 12x10 workshop at tax time. That was the deal I made with here a few years ago. Give up the garage and build a small work shop.

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hey,are the speakers hsu on your computer setup? if so good choice!
Yes they are. Hsu MB-1 MK2's. I live about 30 minutes away from Hsu headquarters. These are some very amazing speakers. Thanks!
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Very nice, as the other poster said, insane gaming setup(also love U2)! thumbs up on the Harmon Kardon's too, always have loved their SQ.

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