Well, my job requires that I move around a lot (4 or more times a year), so I needed a system that I could pack into my small car with the rest of my belongings. Things are further complicated because I live in apartments as well. With this in mind I picked out the volumetrically smallest equipment that I thought would perform decently. This is what I came up with:
receiver: Cambridge Audio Azur 540R
power amp: Emotiva BPA-1 (3 of them each run bridged for the front stage)
mains: era Design 5
center: era Design 4 LCR
surrounds: era Design 3
tv: Sharp Aquos LC-32D40U
dvd player/video games: xbox 360
misc: HP laptop
And now the pics:
without grills here, though I leave them on
I know the wires are terrible, but I really don't have any idea what to do about them
You can see I have the computer hooked up to the tv, which works great
The eras are truly beautiful these here are rosewood
a cardboard box I use for a table
It works perfectly though for what I need
setup in action
I didn't take any pictures of the surrounds because the one side is just sitting on some cardboard boxes and you don't need to see that.
As a side note, does anybody know when taking a digital photograph of a television how can you set up the white level? I tried just displaying a white screen on the tv and using the custom white balance setting, but that ended up being way too green. The picture above is the auto white balance, which turned out decent but it could be better.
edit: You may notice there is no sub, which is a bummer. I just couldn't justify it with the space it would take up in the car and plus living in apartments I can't use it at night when I usually am watching movies anyways. This is part of the reason I went with the slightly larger mains, so at least I could have decent extension for music.