|These pages are about our home theatre system that has been evolving over
many years. As time permits, I'll be adding a full system description and
a page about each component of which there are many! The system is
essentially four large stereo systems that work together controlled and switched
by a central processor. Each stereo system is designed for a specific
purpose and between them they use just about every amplification device known to
man: Vacuum Tubes, Bi-Polar Transistors and MOS-FET 's (in order of invention).
The speakers are also made up of extremes from delicate electrostatic systems
through multi-way moving coil to professional PA grade systems delivering more
than a kilowatt a piece! Program source comes from Juke-Box style CD
players, VHS (Yes, we still have some old tapes) Laserdisc, DVD and Blu-Ray. The
projector is one of the latest HDTV DLP systems and the whole thing is
controlled by a custom Windows application called
controller hardware that communicates with the equipment through serial RS232
and hardwired infrared.