Preliminary Note Unfortunately I've had to move on from the accomodation shown so my gear is haphazardly around my parents house. The pics still give an idea of what I'd like to achieve in my next place though. The good news is that I passed my degree and have a great job so hopefully I EvilDigs will be brought out again soon. Introduction I'm currently studying physics at Bath University so the strange thing about my room is that it contains my entire life aside from a few kitchen utensils. I started off with the Sony mini system and after working hard during various holidays and a years industrial placement I've cobbled my pride and joy together in its current entirety. Stereo Equipment Stereo: Sony CMT-CP500MD Cans: Sennheiser HD570 AV Equipment Display: Philips 24PW6006C TV Amplifier: Marantz SR7400 DVD Player: Toshiba SD420e Freeview: Humax PVR-8000T not connected as I have no signal here Main speakers: Mission 771e Centre speaker: Mission 77C1 Rear speakers: Mission 77DS Subwoofers: 2 * BK XLS200 Equalisation: BFD made a huge difference in this room! There's also a Gamecube, Isocushion, Mopads, Belkin Surgemasters and various cheap cables, most of which are home made. For portable I use the Sony MZE10 that's on the shelf in front of my DVDs. I prefer MD over MP3's and the like as I'm old-fashioned and like the tactile media and super-long battery life combined with its tiny size. Comments Much of my equipment was bought second hand - I had to replace one of the main drivers on the centre speaker as it was damaged in transit. The pictures show a Denon 1802 as receiver but this has been replaced with a Marantz SR7400 which has similar fascia dimensions, not that you could tell from the ropey pictures! The DVD player is sandwiched between the Isocushion and BFD so is as solid as reasonably possible. The Computer speakers are connected to the B-terminals of the amp so I can have stereo whilst I'm seated at the PC when I occasionally play games. The mini system is connected from it's headphone output into the Marantz receiver so I use the Marantz's amplification for it. As a quick aside, the computer is a Pentium 133 with 80MB of EDO RAM, 22GB of HD, Awe64 soundcard and an 8MB Voodoo2 3d Card running Windows 98. I've recently acquired a faster Duron based computer which I use in conjunction with the existing peripherals via a KVM switch. I'm afraid I've only got the camera on my phone and I've gone a bit overboard with PSP but hopefully you can get a feel for the room. Notice that the rear right speaker is on the wardrobe whilst the rear left is on a corner shelf just above the door. The room is about 3.5m long, 3m wide and 2.5m high and the frequency response can be seen here. DIY Cables These days I tend to make up my own cables as it's much cheaper. Shown are some pics of a power lead based on "Sid's Posh" design, I use one of these for each of my subs. Subwoofer interconnects are standard coax DIY. I've also made an interconnect using the Piano6 design at TNT Audio. I'm particularly pleased with the DIY speaker cables. Each conductor is the external braid from a length of Puresonic coaxial cable, these are then twisted together and sheathed in nylon braid. Terminations are the only 4mm banana plugs that CPC stock which are actually made from copper, attached with silver solder and covered in copious amounts of heatshrink sleeving. The Future The only sensible upgrade from here is to change the front main speakers to a better model (seriously tempted by the Onix Rocket RS550.2's) as I'm happy with the everything else unfortunately that's at least a few years off as I need my money for a house deposit and a Land Rover so I can develop my interest in off-roading... Thanks for looking John Get my AVForums search plugin for Firefox browser here and see how to edit the Firefox search menu here. Useful Firefox extensions: Extended Statusbar Disable Targets for Downloads Tabbrowser Preferences Forecastfox Foxytunes IEView Imagezoom Context Search PDF Download If anyone wants to chat on MSN send me a PM.