Originally Posted by nobody
i have a pretty damned good system that i just plug into the headset jack on the computer.
No such thing.
A couple of years ago I decided to build a hackintosh as a media server. Connected to it is a 50" Panasonic Plasma, a half-way decent Yamaha sx-765 7.x receiver which is connected to the media server, bluray player, satillite DVR, ... and polk monitor 60's all around (cs-1 in center) and a Kliplish 12" sub. I also have hooked up an old circa 1980 or so Sony STR-V5 receiver (here's a picture of one, not mine: SONY STR-V5 Big Receiver Photo - Canuck Audio Mart
and a Sony PSX-600 turntable (here's a youtube from someone else that has one)
and a Shure V15 Type 4 cartridge.
So, for modern media (blu-ray, including blu-ray audio), internet streams, ... it's nice to hear audio with the 7.1 setup. For very-old-school (vinyl), the old setup.
Now, if I just had a bar setup like you do to go with it!
Last n brews:
??/??/??: Racer 5 IPA clone;
5/28/13: Bells 2 Hearted, 5/4/13: English Mild (National Homebrew day), 5/3/13: Citrus Wit, 5/2/13: Cream of three crops (modified), 4/3/13: Nugget Nectar clone, 4/3/13: Brewers Gold Ale, 3/30/13: Yooper's House Ale, 3/30/13: Victory Hop Devil clone, 3/27/13: Cream of three crops, 3/27/13: Marris Otter Red IPA, 3/18/13: Over the Moon (High Octane Blue Moon)