Thought I would introduce myself and show off what I've done with my "Man Cave" since moving into my house last summer. It was built on a budget, but is a definite upgrade from what I had before (Crappy Sony Dream System HTIB). I did a lot of research on what I should get and came out with the following: (NOTE: As you can see the TV is very outdated, it is the last piece of the puzzle, so for now we are living with the 37 inch LCD)
Blu Ray/Gaming - PS3
TV - Dish Network 8350 HD Dual Tuner
Other - Wii, PS2, VCR/DVD Combo for old movies
Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 (7.2, 105w rms per channel)
Center Channel - Energy CC-10
Front Left and Right - Energy CF-70
BIC America F12 (Amazing bang for the buck at current prices)
Here are some photos of my setup:
Chaos during the installation. I used banana clips on each set of speaker wires and tried my best to keep the cables organized by zip tieing the groups together as they ran from the side sections into the receiver/power strip. I ended up having to take apart the center section of my entertainment center to fit the center speaker and help make the wiring a little easier. As you can see, I was still not very successful as it looks like a birds nest back there!
Comparison Photos of Old Equipment to New (The difference is hilarious!)
Here is the Completed Setup:
Receiver and Center Channel:
Front Stage and Speakers:
And now, Maybe my favorite Part, The Mustang Goodies. I have been a Mustang fan for quite some time and have owned both an 01 and 08 Mustang Bullitt. These are the goodies I have decorating the man cave!
AutoArt 1:18 Scale 01 Bullitt on Left Speaker:
AutoArt 1:18 Scale 08 Bullitt on Right Speaker:
And to top it off, my Michael Irvine Print hanging in the back of the room!