The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by FrEaKy, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. deadlift1

    deadlift1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Bigger horns are needed. What are you using to drive those? And for reference how big is that screen?
     
  2. invalidbuffalo

    invalidbuffalo Limp Gawd

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    Everything is driven through an Onkyo RC-160 receiver. It took some time to dial in the EQ just right, but those altecs have a very movie theater-like presentation of sound (they were theater speakers...). The center is an upgraded yamaha S112iv PA speaker.

    The screen is 80" diagonal. I couldn't go any bigger for the space I had.
     
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  4. Retronym

    Retronym Something big is coming.

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    2 blue Venus bass traps

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    i'm using them like conventional foam panels because i don't play by the rules :p
     
  5. Retronym

    Retronym Something big is coming.

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    Updating the pic with guitar stuff. Another 15" woofer to the mix.

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  6. deadlift1

    deadlift1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    How do you like the Ernie Ball? I used to love the neck on the Van Halen version but never owned one.
     
  7. Retronym

    Retronym Something big is coming.

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    love it. i wish it was a bit fatter, i think the vh necks are fatter than this one.
    best birdseye i've ever seen in person.

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  8. EndersShadow

    EndersShadow [H]ard|Gawd

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    That a Elemental Designs A2-300 I see by any chance :). I have one of em and love it...

    We just bought a house so I am hoping I can finally crank it to see just how well it does...
     
  9. revenant

    revenant [H]ardForum Junkie

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    my lair of geekery v3.0 in the works.. more pics when night comes..

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    yep, 2 voodoo2's in SLI doing their thang.. and very well after all these years. :)
     
  10. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Totally bad ass!
     
  11. thaddeus.cto

    thaddeus.cto Gawd

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    YES! The DOOM STATION!!!
     
  12. ekuest

    ekuest [H]ardness Supreme

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    does that computer boot straight into doom? because it should... :) nice closet!
     
  13. pwrusr

    pwrusr 2[H]4U

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    That makes me want to do a retro build so bad :cool:
     
  14. revenant

    revenant [H]ardForum Junkie

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    lol... it's xp but I should toss glquake.exe into the startup folder. :cool:

    I didn't get any more pics.. booo. I got druuuunk last night after a crazy week of moving, unpacking, decorating and lots of other crap... but the room looks cool at night with all the mood lighting. hopefully will snap some off tonight.
     
  15. revenant

    revenant [H]ardForum Junkie

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    a few more pics... I am so tired from moving.. will try and get some more artistic shots soon

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    I think I need a fixed zoom wide angle lens to capture the room properly.. :eek:
     
  16. aerial-

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    nice collection
     
  17. revenant

    revenant [H]ardForum Junkie

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    thanks.. it's one of those things.. people here appreciate it but most others just think I am some kind of hoarder... lol. sigh..

    when I get a new lens I will take some better pics.. I can't capture the whole room properly.
     
  18. hound

    hound 2[H]4U

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    Nice set up, I always love seeing your old hardware in the clear cases, very slick, especially with the lights. I'm also jealous, I moved back in October and my "cave" is still coming together. But that's because I've saddled myself with staining/sealing a new table and shelves.

    Also glad to see I'm not alone in having to make provisions for a furry little friend. I've always found that they want to be in whatever room you're in, so it's best to just prepare for that.
     
  19. revenant

    revenant [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Thanks! those little display boxes worked so well... I got them at the container store and I think they are for showing off model cars. I feel like the room I have now I can finally kind of go wild and tailor it properly to my likings.. At 15x12 and a huge closet I finally have room to spread out and geek out. :) my ideal sitch would have been a basement area, but I kind of like being on the second story also... great view and my subwoofer really pounds the floor well. :cool:

    edit: these are the lights - they use 6x AAA batteries but they last a long time. they have two modes, bright and slightly less bright.. good lights for the $ because they have lots of directions they can point, they are bright, and they sip the batteries lightly.
     
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  20. Jascias

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    Orddie 2[H]4U

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    ^ is that a shed which you converted into pure awesomeness?
     
  22. Jascias

    Jascias n00b

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    Yeah. Its pretty much is identical to this one minus the double doors. Mine is a single.

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  23. Carisma

    Carisma [H]Lite

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    So you have a shed in your backyard or do you live in that shed too?
     
  24. thefordmccord

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    Jascias, that is awesome!!
     
  25. JacobC1983

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    May I ask why you are living in a shed?
     
  26. jamsomito

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    First of all, +1000 internets for you. Awesome.

    Second question (repeat) - do you actually live in this thing? It's missing a toilet and a shower (ok, real men don't need showers), so I'm guessing not. So your loft is for shaggin' then?
     
  27. Jascias

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    Thanks for the kind comments.

    Not much to say...so I'll keep it simple. In 2009, I suffered a stroke (from aura migraines) and lost everything. I'm 33, an use to work as an electronic engineer. Always suffered from aura migraines but one 16 hour day at work an I was hit with one that was a doozey. Lost feeling and grip in both hands as well as lost sight. Spent about a week in the hospital recovering. Both feeling and eye sight returned, but still suffer from migraines every few days and blind spots. My hospital bills towered up to 50,000 and up (now days you get sick you go broke) as well my doctors stated I am susceptible to aneurysm, and you can get the logistics of the rest.

    So long story short, after walking through home depot, trying to think of a way to not be homeless...I saw the sheds which spark the idea. So with what was left in my savings, a close friend of mine allowed me to put the shed in his backyard, with access to house and I've been here ever since.

    The rest room is like 10 feet away through the back sliding glass door. Just like folks leave their room to get to the bathroom.....not much different on my end.
     
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  28. jamsomito

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    Wow, that's quite the story. Sorry to hear of your struggles. You could have done a lot worse for living quarters. Very nice work. I wish you the best.
     
  29. Nocturn3Ev1l

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    What a story bro....:S
    It's good to have people around here that remember us that life is not easy....we live in a society where everybody watch for her nose only....

    Glad you overcame the struggles and find out a way to live with less...;)

    Thanks for sharing your shed...i like it....
     
  30. JacobC1983

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    It's a hell of a living space. Well executed and quite technology packed.
     
  31. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    That beats the crap out of the tool shed I used to live in. I definitely had you beat on square footage. Though you probably don't wake up to rats and roaches crawling on you like I did.
     
  32. noobtech

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    That is the coolest shed without tools.... that I have ever seen. LoL.
     
  33. JoeOnePack

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    Dude... All the power to you. That is a brilliant idea and very creative of you. May I ask what the build cost and how long it took?
     
  34. longblock454

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    That is awesome. If I ever ended up single I'd do the same, with a composting toilet.
     
  35. Hotthree

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    I dig the shed/barn...I have a few questions for you though.

    What does your sound system consist of? What brand etc.

    Is that desk bought or made?

    Thanks!
     
  36. gigatexal

    gigatexal [H]ardness Supreme

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    nothing [H]arder than a DIY shed
     
  37. Cat1yst

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    I recognized you as casting couch guy from /r/battlestations.
    Even more impressive with the backstory and the complete conversion of a shed to compact living quarters.

    Hopefully things are on the uptick for you brotha!
     
  38. revenant

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    Jascias - another BIC speaker fan.. good stuff! I love them myself. I have DV64's, PL-66's and the same center you have there. What bias lighting are you using behind the TV?
     
  39. Carisma

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    WOW! Great story and awesome of you for not giving up and moving forward.

    This would make a great man cave for when I move to Arizona later this year :)
     
  40. caddys83

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    wow, hope all goes well. in one of those pics, is that your dog too?