Originally Posted by Shizelbs
What do you have in the rest of that system? Which speakers?
Originally Posted by Yosho
Toshiba M782 VCR
I run Phase Technology PC Series speakers and are very happy with them. Phase Technology is a little known brand in the speaker world. They don't get a lot of press and honestly, they don't really seem to try to either. The Founder is better known as the inventor of the Soft Dome Tweeter. You can read all about the company and it's history here: http://www.phasetech.com/history.html
I've been a happy customer of Phase Tech since 1994 and while I've auditioned many brands of speakers over the years I keep comming back to Phase Tech when it comes time to buy. In fact, I just recently purchased 3 Phase Tech PC-9.1 speakers after auditioning several brands including B&W. I think they're a perfect match with Rotel equipment and are hard to beat for the money.
I plan to run the 3 Phase Tech PC-9.1s for my front soundstage behind an acoustically transparent SMX filmscreen. They're replacing a pair of PC-100s and PC-Center II that have served us well for the last 12 years (they're being retired to the bedroom system but could just as easily haved stayed put. They're still great speakers). For surrounds I have a pair of PC-3.1 Mk II for Rear L/R, a pair of Jamo Surrounds for Rear surrounds that I plan to eventually replace once Phase Tech releases a new surround speaker later this year, and a Phase Technology Octave 15 subwoofer.
All in all, I'm very happy with the Phase Tech gear. They just keep getting better as I've upgraded my system over the years. The better your source gear is, the better they sound.
My critical listening rig is a pair of Sennhiser HD-650s with Cardas headphone cables and a Ray Samuels Audio Emmeline SR-71 headphone amp being fed by the Onkyo SP1000 (or ipod if I'm traveling).
For cables, I mainly use home brew Canare cables that I've built.
All of my A/V gear sits in a Salamander Designs 80in tower.
In addition to all of the above, I'll be adding a Xbox 360 Elite later this month and a probably a Wii at some point. I'm in the process of setting up a wireless network to stream music and movies to the 2 XBMCs (1 in the main room, 1 in the bedroom). I'm also thinking about setting up a large file server, probably using an off the shelf NAS box. As you can see, I'm in the process of a major shakeup of our Home Theater.
It should be nice once everything is done. I should probably start a home theater build thread to document all this and ask for suggestions on setup and just to document it all. It's always fun reading about other people's setups.