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Oldskoolboarder Mac mini setup update
Mac Mini: 1.4 Ghz, 80 GB, Airport/bluetooth and SuperDrive. Networked via Fast Ethernet (airport has trouble in the rack). Connected to AVR via USB. Sounds great, even better w/ the tube amp.

NewerTech miniStack hard drive enclosure (underneath Mac Mini): Uses 250 GB Seagate HD. Has built in USB and firewire hubs. Connected via firewire to Mac Mini.

BTC 9116 Keyboard - Mini Wireless Gaming Keyboard. It's a wireless keyboard w/ built in joystick to use as a mouse. Pressing the stick down acts as the main button press, pretty cool. Makes it easy to sit on the couch and surf and setup iTunes.

Plasma: Panasonic 42" TH42PWD6UY with DVI blade installed. This is an EDTV so all inputs are downconverted to 480p. Regardless, HD is FANTASTIC.

A/V Receiver (AVR): Pioneer Elite 45TX

VCR: Proscan (RCA) connected via composite to AVR

Satellite/DVR: HD DirecTivo upgraded w/ Weakknees 300GB. 550GB total for up to 70 hours of HD or 470 SD. This box is the shiznit. It's connected via DVI to the plasma.

DVD: Denon 2200 DVD/SACD/DVDA player connected via digital coax, 2 channel analog, and 6 channel analog, to the AVR and component video to plasma

Game console: Gamecube via component to plasma, 2 channel audio (Nintendo doesn't have digital audio...) to the AVR. Has ethernet broadband adapter (online gameplay) and Wavebird wireless controller.

Turntable: Newly acquired (used) Pro-Ject Debut III Turntable w/ "iPod" white plinth. Sophia Baby Tube Amp (top left next to center
channel): Used for 2 channel analog audio. I use the AVR as a pre-amp and the Sophia as a power amp to the 2 front speakers.

Tao XM2go: Portable XM radio w/ home docking kit. Connected via 2 channel to AVR.

iPod: 20 GB 4th Gen w/ iSkin

Universal remote: Harmony 688

Speakers: Axiom M22's, VP150, QS8's.

Speaker stands: Axiom FMS16

Sub: Hsu VTF2

Cables: Mix of Dayton (Partsexpress.com) and Bluejeanscable.com

AV Stand: Salamander twin.
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Anon [Aug 18, 2005 at 07:01 PM]
I like your setup, but you forgot to mention your dog's tail and butt!
Anon [Aug 18, 2005 at 11:15 PM]
damn quite the description
Stevo [Aug 21, 2005 at 02:51 PM]
Where can I buy the keyboard?
oldskoolboard [Aug 22, 2005 at 01:43 PM]
I found it on ebay. Not sure where else, since it's Taiwan brand.
Modernaire [Aug 27, 2005 at 05:00 AM]
You killed it with "Pro-Ject Debut III Turntable w/ "iPod" white plinth" - ugh, don't Apple-ize good audiophile level equip.
Ethan [Sep 03, 2005 at 12:52 PM]
Sweet turn-table. Why are you running OSX in picture-in-picture?
oldskoolboard [Sep 06, 2005 at 02:41 PM]
Thanks. The PIP is part of the plasmas multiple inputs. My mini doesn't have an video input, wish it did...
kdood [Sep 18, 2005 at 02:25 PM]
mmm, tubes....plasma.... *drool*
grinder [Oct 18, 2005 at 10:03 AM]
NICE
Reko [Nov 11, 2005 at 04:30 AM]
Heeey, niiiice...until you reach the floor! WTF. Okay, throw in the alarm clock, hair dryer and lamp will ya. Eeesh. But I dig the audiophile speaker attempt, that setups nice...
Kswan [Jan 05, 2006 at 04:04 PM]
Very nice. How is your screen res though? Considering buying a mini for my Sony Wega 55" LCD HDTV and Apple tells me the screen res would really really suck because the graphics card couldn't run that TV. What do you think?
Anon [Mar 16, 2006 at 11:59 PM]
HOW IS YOUR EVERYTHING CONNECTED TO THE TV?!?!?!!??!?!?! holy crap man you da man!!! IS THAT A DOG ON THE SIDE?
Reefer Police [May 10, 2006 at 10:49 AM]
You forgot to mention the little wooden Ganja stash box under the VCR


      

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