Share Your Setup - Travis 
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Written by Michael S. Palmer   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Welcome all to the first ever edition of AVRev's new article series, Share Your Setup, where the AVRev readers are the subject of the articles.  Basically, I thought it'd be fun for us to show off our gear and talk shop in the comments afterwards.  I know I love telling friends and family [Palmer's wife edit: and random strangers] about my home theatre setup -- every gadget, every source, every specification and calibration -- and there's bound to be a few others out there like me.

Say hello to Travis Gidcumb, everyone.  Travis is not only our first victim (muhahahahaha!), but he's also an AVRev reader and facebook fan who has been collecting audio and video gear for the last 25 years.  He's rocking a home theatre system with a Pioneer Elite Kuro Plasma wallmounted over his fireplace, a serious 5.1 Klipsch setup (with, count 'em THREE subs) in what appears to be a nicely appointed, wife-friendly, family room.

 Travis' Home Theatre

You know, I gotta say.  Of course I respect and love the dedicated home theatre -- those perfectly darkend dungeons with giant screens and tiered seating -- but I'm also a huge fan of real, every-day, multipurpose living spaces.  And here, Travis has kept things clean (despite his Klipsch RF-7 front towers) with an elegant, a wall-mounted plasma, and in-wall surrounds (also from Klipsch).

Klipsch RW-5800 in wall surround

 So, without further adieu, let's hear what Travis has to share about his setup:

TRAVIS.  THANKS FOR BEING THE FIRST VOLUNTEER!  SO WHERE DOES YOUR TRUE HEART LIE...  AUDIOPHILE, VIDEO/CINEPHILE, OR BOTH?  

Both.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CURRENT SETUPS!  (2.0, 5.1, 7.1?  HDTVs, PROJECTOR?  DEDICATED OR A MULTIPURPOSE ROOM?  MULTI-ROOM OR WHOLE HOUSE AUDIO?  APARTMENT / HOUSE?)

I currently have a 5.1 home theater system and a dedicated two-channel system [see the next page for the full list of gear!].

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF GEAR, AND WHY?

REDWINE AUDIO ISABELIINA HPA LPF-V.  Because of the sound and the versatility of the battery power.

Travis' Headphone setup

 HOW AND WHEN DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH AUDIO/VIDEO?

Started when I was 16 with car stereo.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST SETUP?

Mitsubishi all in one rack system.

WHAT'S YOUR DREAM SETUP?

I would like a two-channel system consisting of Focal Grande Utopia towers powered by all Mcintosh gear.

WHAT GEAR ARE YOU GETTING NEXT?

Just tweaks at this point.

 

Check out the next page to see a full list of Travis' gear!


Travis' 5.1 Home Theatre Setup:

  • Pioneer Elite Kuro Pro-111 FD
  • Dish Network satellite receiver
  • Apple MacMini HTPC
  • Oppo BDP-93 BLURAY PLAYER
  • Logitech Revue Google TV
  • Apple TV 2
  • Onkyo pr-886sc Pre/Pro
  • SVS AES-1 Subwwofer EQ
  • Sunfire Theater Grand Signature 425 x 5 amp.
  • Klipsch RF-7 front speakers
  • Klipsch RC-64 center
  • Klipsch RW-5800 in wall surrounds
  • SVS PB13 ULTRA subwoofer
  • (2) AV123 MFW-15 subwoofers
  • Slingbox Solo
  • Drobo hard drive storage
  • APC H15 power conditioner

Travis' rack of gear

 

 Travis' Dedicated two-channel setup:
  • Peachtree Audio Decco2
  • Apple MacMini server
  • Nola Boxers
  • Locus Design Axis USB cable

 

Travis' Two Channel Setup with Nola Boxers

 

Travis' Headphone setup:

  • Red Wine Audio Isabellina HPA LPF-V Edition
  • JH Audio JH 16 IEM’S
  • Locus Design Polestar USB Cable
  • ALO Auidio RX MK 2
  • Cypher Labs Algorythm Solo
  • Apple Ipod Classic 160 gb

 
Travis' Bedroom System:

  • Audioengine A5
  • MacBook Air
  • Panasonic 32” LCD
Travis' bedroom setup

 

There we have it, folks.  A big thanks goes out to Travis for being the first to  share his setup (and for sending me so many pictures)  He's got a lot of fun toys for audiophiles and cinephiles alike.  What about you, dear readers?  What do you have in your living rooms or dedicated home cinemas?  I'd love to talk to more of you -- apartment dwellers, home owners, two channel die hards, multi-channel converts, you name it -- and share more setups right here on AVRev. 

Share Your Setup

 

Interested in being a part of Share Your Setup?  Email us at questions@avrev.com.






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