My "Home Theatre", circa 2001.

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Gibbon, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,383
    Location:
    2650
    Found an old photo of my "home theatre" from 20 years ago :)

    From memory:
    Yamaha DSP-A1 AV amp
    Marantz CD63SE CD player
    Kenwood 5010 DVD player
    Can't remember the VCR - Panasonic perhaps?
    Panasonic 68cm CRT
    Orpheus speakers (Nexus 2 and Centaurus). There was a pair of Nexus 1.5's as rears as well.
    Velodyne VA1215 sub

    Still have the amp, speakers and sub :)

    Ah, good times.

    (excuse the carpet - it was a company house :D )

    20010107_0553.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2021
  2. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    44,056
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Still got this? Want to sell it? :D
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,383
    Location:
    2650
    Heh, no, it went many years ago :)
     
  4. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    44,056
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Ah well. A man can dream.
     
    Gibbon likes this.
  5. power

    power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Messages:
    66,269
    Location:
    brisbane
    backup, backup, backup!
     
  6. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    19,334
    I had one of the 100Hz Panasonic flat screen 68cm CRT's. To this day I still believe that at SD resolution using component input it looked as good as many modern displays at 1080p.
     
    JSmithDTV likes this.
  7. power

    power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Messages:
    66,269
    Location:
    brisbane
    we do not speak of 100Hz CRT's anymore.
     
    Gibbon, elvis and flu!d like this.
  8. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    19,334
    It was a really good quality display. Well..Until it suddenly shat itself one day.

    I could have fixed it, but I used it as an excuse to get one of those fandangled plasma screen thingo's..

    EDIT: I love this photo. Is it just me or does it feel like yr 2000 was yesterday.
     
    Gibbon and JSmithDTV like this.
  9. Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    8,746
    Location:
    Adelaide
    got a couple of 68cm sitting here in case i needed the tubes.. but i'm thinking i won't
    but a long way to come to get them or to ship them ;)
     
  10. JSmithDTV

    JSmithDTV Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Messages:
    8,673
    Location:
    Algol, Perseus
    Please tell me you did not get rid of these... Orpheus speakers are amazing. I see past tense above... I'd bet whoever has them now smiles regularly. :)



    JSmith
     
    Gibbon likes this.
  11. OP
    OP
    Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,383
    Location:
    2650
    Still have all the speakers. Using the Nexus2's in our living room right now.
    The rest are in boxes. They were the first proper speakers I had, so they have some sentimental value. I don't think I'll ever get rid of them.

    Sorry, the past tense just meant that there were another pair being used as rears at the time, not shown in the photo.

    Still really enjoy them :)
     
    JSmithDTV likes this.
  12. OP
    OP
    Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,383
    Location:
    2650
    Heh, yep, it does indeed. This photo of my "home office" was in the same set :)

    Lian Li PC70 I think (with a window! ... and an OCAU case badge I think)... plus my old Sony G500 that I also don't have any more :(

    20010107_0555.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2021
    MR CHILLED and flu!d like this.
  13. JSmithDTV

    JSmithDTV Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Messages:
    8,673
    Location:
    Algol, Perseus
    Gibbon likes this.
  14. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    19,334
    Love it, I had a similar setup with the OCAU case badge. That Sony monitor would have looked amazing.
     
    Gibbon likes this.
  15. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2002
    Messages:
    158,011
    Location:
    Omicron Persei 8
    Early 2000's iirc. Sony Trinitron......awesome tv, absolutely loved it. But what a monster, weighed a tonne :cool:

    Home Ent (Old).jpg
     
    JSmithDTV and Gibbon like this.
  16. OP
    OP
    Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,383
    Location:
    2650
    Hehe, yeah, mine was a bit the same (though yours looks bigger). Still amazed that mine moved with me 5 times, including from NSW > WA and WA > QLD without the original packing and without being damaged somehow. The last couple of times I sort of hoped it'd be damaged so I could claim it on insurance and get a new one :D
     
    JSmithDTV and MR CHILLED like this.
  17. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2002
    Messages:
    158,011
    Location:
    Omicron Persei 8
    Yep, been there! G520 owner right here :D Beautiful screen back in the day.

    Check out that 56K modem :thumbup:

    100-0053_IMG.jpg
     
    JSmithDTV, mAJORD and Gibbon like this.
  18. OP
    OP
    Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,383
    Location:
    2650
    Ah, good times :thumbup: :D
     
    JSmithDTV and MR CHILLED like this.
  19. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2002
    Messages:
    158,011
    Location:
    Omicron Persei 8
    It's funny because at the time you think you will never need another monitor again in your life it's so good :lol:
     
    Gibbon likes this.
  20. OP
    OP
    Gibbon

    Gibbon grumpy old man

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    6,383
    Location:
    2650
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2021

Share This Page

Advertisement: