圖。文 :Joseph (From Canada)

My audio/hometheatre system consist of:

1) Main/family room system:

DVD player:   Pioneer DV-S10A.

CD player:     QUAD 67CD

SACD player: Sony SCD-XE670

LD player: Pioneer CLD-D406 (w/ RF AC-3 out) + Pioneer RFD-1 RF Demodulator

(RF AC-3 to optical AC-3)

Tuner:  QUAD FM-4

Video game console:   Sega Dreamcast

Video game console:   Sony PlayStation 2

HTPC:  Pentium III 500MHz w/ ASUS Nvidia TNT2 graphics card

VGA to compontent transcoder: Key Digital Inc. KD-VTCA1

Audio (hometheatre front channels) tube line-stage: Audio Research LS-7

Surround processor: Yamaha RX-V1000

Audio (hometheatre front channels) tube power amp.: Audio Research D-90

Center & surround channels power amp.: Rotel RB-956AX (Bridged into 3 channels)

TV/Monitor:Toshiba 50H81 50" 16:9 rear projection (progressive scan)

Audio (hometheatre front channels) speakers:QUAD ESL-63 electrostatics

Sub-woofer (complimentary to the main speakers):

Paradigm Reference Servo-15 + Paradigm X-30crossover

Center channel speaker: B&W Matrix 805

Surround channels speakers: B&W Matrix HTM

"In my main system, the audio only portion is seperated from the hometheatre part.

The front/stereo channels from the surround processor, CD player, DVD player, SACD player and tuner all feed their signal to the Audio Research line-stage.

I do not connect the subwoofer to the surround processor.

I use the subwoofer to compliment the low frequency of my QUAD electrostatic speakers such that I have better bass extension when listening to 2 channels musics.

All the video sources are connected to the surround processor for video switching (I know this is bad but it makes life much more easier). The only video source that does not go through the Yamaha is the HTPC.

The VGA signal is converted to interlace/progressive component signal by the Key Digital transcoder. The rear projection TV can do 480/525i, 480/525p and 1080i."

my hometheatre/hi-fi corner!

another shot of my hometheatre/hi-fi corner...

QUAD ESL-63 electrostatic speakers (left channel)

QUAD ESL-63 electrostatic speakers (right channel)

QUAD 67CD CD player

Yamaha RX-V1000 Received. Used as a surrond processor. Power amp. section is not used at all.

: Audio Research D-90 tube power amp. (2 channel music/hi-fi only and hometheatre front channels)

group shot of my DVD player, SACD player, CD player, LD player, amplifiers... etc.

Audio Research LS-7 tube line-stage (2 channel music/hi-fi only and hometheatre front channels)

QUAD FM-4 tuner

B&W Matrix HTM center channel speaker.

B&W Matrix 805 surround speaker (left surround)

Paradigm Servo-15 15" subwoofer.

Pioneer DV-S10A DVD player

Sony SCD-XE670 SACD player and Pioneer CLD-D406 LD player


Sony PlayStation 2

KeyDigital.jpg: Key Digital KD-VTCA1 transcoder

(convert VGA signal from the HTPC to the progressive component signal for the RPTV)

Rotel RB-956AX six channels power amp.

It is bridged into 3 channels for the center channel and the surrounds.

Toshiba 50H81 16:9 rear projection TV/monitor

Buzz Lightyear on TV

Devil soccer team

2) Master bedroom system:
DVD/CD player: Panasonic DVD-A310
Tuner: QUAD FM-3
Line-stage:QUAD 33 control unit
Power amp.: QUAD 303
TV/Monitor:Toshiba CN32H95 32" 4:3 direct view (interlace)

Speakers:QUAD 77-10L

my bedroom AV system

Ah! Nothing beats the sounds from the real thing... my wife's upright piano

my CD, DVD, LD, & VCD collection

My DVD collection

My LD collection