Hey guys I wasn't sure if I this should have gone in the xbox area or here so i'm just putting it here (mods if you want to move go ahead). Quick note: anything with an * is gear that is going to be replaced soonish.
First lets start with the gear set up for the first room, "the casual gamer" roomGear List:
Sharp Aquos 40 inch led tv
Onkyo tx-sr309 5.1 Receiver (using as 5.2 setup)
Polk CS10 Center Channel
Polk TSi100 Fronts
*Energy Take Classic Rear Surrounds
Klipsch RW10-d Subwoofer (Front)
Sony SA-W2500 Subwoofer (Rear)
Auralex Designer Series Roominator Kit (helps with sound, but mainly got for looks)
Auralex Speaker Dudes for Center Channel
Sony Blu-Ray Player
Xbox 360 (MW2 Edition)
Synology DS110j Server
Apple Airport Extreme, with Cable internet 25mbps
4 Cooler Guys usb fans sucking heat out of the right cabinet (xbox, server, modem, router)
2 Cooler Guys fans sucking heat out of the left cabinet (receiver)
Lutron IR Dimmer Control for all lights
Harmony One remote to control it all
Leather sectional for my tush
I really only have one pic since it's just a standard setup (nothing to amazing, unlike all the other setups i've seen on here)
Sorry it's so dark, my camera was being dumb..
Now onto the second room, "the comp room"
Recently i've been getting more competitive in the xbox scene (casual gamer hopped up on mountain dew haha) So i've been expanding this roomGear List:
23 inch AOC led monitor (for the mba)
*Altec Lansing front speakers
Energy 8 inch Subwoofer
2012 Xbox 360 (250gb hard drive version)
24 inch ASUS led monitor (for the xbox)
Turtle Beach DSS
Turtle Beach X12 Headphones
Xbox 360 dual quick charge station
Tempured glass L shaped office desk
Leather Office chair
Griffin Elevator laptop stand (for xbox cooling)
Cooler Guys fan with temp control sensor (for xbox cooling)
IR controled led strip lighting, 16 colors
here's a pic of the spread
turning to the right
xbox on the stand with temp sensor controlled fan on top (xbox heats up fan kicks on, super cool)
turtle beach x12's, led light remote, turtle beach dss in background
heres a double shot of the led lights giving an example of the different colors (16 in all)Conclusion:
All together they are pretty decent setups. The first room is great for watching movies and such. I love the sound of the polks and the dual subs. Also the Lutron IR Dimmers are so freaking cool. I love that slow fade when you hit the play button on the Harmony One. I gotta give props to my beast internet, I can have a buddy over and we can squad up in Battlefield 3 on the two separate xbox's and game for hours without a single hitch of lag. Also gotta give props to Apple and their Airport Extreme, I read horror stories about trying to get two xbox's to work on one internet connection with other routers, but the airport didn't require any sort of crazy setup. We just turned on the two xbox's and they connected and started rocking! In the second room the led lights I added this past weekend (had em for another project that never happened), man I gotta say they look sick in person. The frosted glass really makes the light shine through it. It creates a really cool effect and it isn't distracting at all.FUTURE PLANS:
1. I want to upgrade to 7.1 receiver at some point. I know its overkill but i get the upgrade bug easily.
2. Ditch the Energy Take Classic surrounds for matching Polk TSi surrounds. Basically I first got the Energy Take Classic 5.1 setup, it sounded pretty good, but I wanted more punch. So i've been replacing components one piece at a time.
1. Replace the Altec Lansing Speakers with the unused Energy Take Classic System. Either in 5.1 or just stereo.
2. Get a buttkicker to add to my desk chair hooked to the xbox. Since I use headphones when I play in this room, I feel the buttkicker could add to it greatly.
3. CABLE MANAGEMENT. Jesus i'm terrible at this I really need to get this crap sorted out haha.
Anyways thats it thanks for checking it out. I know this isn't epic like all the other setups or builds but i'm in an apt so i'm kinda limited as to what I can do