Saturday, June 12, 2010
Check out my sweet new mini home-entertainment system! I used to be into the whole "11-channel surround, 10,000W subwoofer" etc... thing, but in my old age, have decided most of that stuff is a gimmick. All you need are some decent speakers, well shielded cables, and a high-res (1080p) screen up close, so you can actually see the pixels. This system uses a PC (hidden under the end-table) hooked in through an HDMI input, running Ubuntu so I can surf the web. My keyboard is wireless, and has a built-in track-pad to minimize device juggling. The speakers are M-Audio powered monitors, which do a good job down to about 80 Hz... chosen to maximize audio quality while minimizing space consumption and neighbor-annoyance.