Mark Perrin's Home Theater Rig

Mark Perrin's Home Theater Rig

Sonia Zjawinski
Jun 2, 2010

Mark Perrin runs the tech blog Techreview Online, so it's no surprise that he has a unique media set-up at his home. He was kind enough to share photos and info on what's going on in his home theater rig.

At the top is a Denon AVP-A1HDA home cinema processor, built for video- and audiophiles. The beast can output audio to 12 different speakers and can decode and process almost all audio and video file formats. Directly below is Harold, a hacked HTPC that Mark created. He modded the touchscreen to run OSX 10.6.2 unmodified via Efix 1.1 dongle. Behind the touchscreen, the HTPC features a Bluray player,128 gig SSD Drive, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia 8800GT Graphics, and Lynx L22, 2.86 (@3.6) core quad processor.

The HTPC runs Boxee and outputs to the 60-inch Pioneer KRP-600 plasma, as well as a the Denon processor.

Below that is a PS3 that sends games and Bluray films to the screen via the AV processor, along with MA240 and MA360 power amps that run Mark's 5.1 speaker system that includes two pairs of Naim Arrivas (front and rear speakers), a Naim Ncent center speakers and a B&W subwoofer.

Thanks for sharing Mark!

Images: Mark Perrin

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