Sometimes, folks, we need to take a step back with all this home theater business. We need to remember that it’s not about the fanciest hardware or about the themes or about the sheer cost expended. Sometimes we need to remember that it’s the simple things, it’s the small things, that make a home theater great.
And today’s sweet home theater setup will show us the way.
You can see that they definitely went simple in their setup. There are no fancy cabinets or anything–the speakers are all out in the open, and they’ll exhibit the power of their system by playing a bit from Gladiator, which is a pretty fair indication of how a system might work. Of course, something is inevitably lost in the translation–if you’re listening to this on a couple of bargain-basement KMart speakers chances are you won’t be impressed by the juicy basslines that you probably can’t hear–but the picture will come across clearly.
And on the hardware front, this sucker’s loaded for bear with a Parasound amplifier and controller, a PS3, Klipsch speakers and the centerpiece of the system, a Velodyne DD-18 subwoofer, with the whole thing on a forty two inch Sharp Aquos.
It may be simple, but man is it sweet.