Possible Awesome Apple Setups...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Day48, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Day48 macrumors member

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    What is your Apple setup? What products have you put together to make a great setup in your home? What are some ideas for a sweet setup?

    For example, Airport Express to speakers throughout your entire house which is hooked up to your iTunes through Mac, which you control using the Remote App on your iPad from anywhere in your house?

    Use as many Apple products to tell of a cool/possible setup!
     
  2. Macdude2010, Sep 7, 2011
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    Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

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    Mine:
    Left Speaker of Logitech Z-2300
    iMac G5 2.0GHz, 1GB of RAM, 250GB HDD, 20 inches
    Apple Wireless Keyboard
    Magic Mouse
    250GB LaCie Drive
    iPad 2 64GB Wi-Fi+3G
    LaCie Porsche P'9231 1TB Drive
    LaCie Rugged 320GB Drive
    mStand
    MacBook Pro 13' Mid-2009, 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8GB of RAM, 500GB HDD (Loaded with CS5.5 Master and Final Cut X and a lot of other pro apps)
    23' Cinema HD Display
    Right Speaker of Logitech Z-2300
    iPod 4th Generation U2 20GB
    iPod Nano 3rd Gen 4GB
    iPod Nano 4th Gen 8GB
    iPod Nano 6th Gen 8GB
    iPod Touch 4th Gen 8GB
    HP OfficeJet 6500

    **Under My Desk**
    PowerBook G4 Ti, 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 60GB
    PowerBook G4 Ti, 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, 60GB
    PowerMac G5, 1.8Ghz, 2.5GB of RAM, 320GB (hooked up to 23' ACD)
    AirPort Extreme
    Z-2300 Subwoofer
     

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  3. Day48 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, but I guess I am thinking more specifically. Like the example I gave. How have you innovated Apple technology into your home so that you use it for everything? i.e...iPads built into walls for light switches and music selection for the room you are in or something wild and crazy!? There has to be some crazy stuff out there people are doing.
     
  4. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a

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    Bro, I am not trying to be mean but nobody gives a flying ****** how old you are. It is not needed. You put this in the setup thread too. It does not matter what age you are.
     
  5. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    There must be I'm working on something of the sort in this thread (feel free to post)

    best setup for me would be
    27" imac to watch/download movies
    2010 base model mac mini as an HTPC hooked up to a NAS (4tb or so should be good)
    a few ATV's to stream audio/video
    airplay setup with Airport express
    iPad to control it all
    MBA for mobile computing at school/work
    custom built server with roughly 12tb to backup everything and act as an FTP server.
     
  6. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    We had a discussion today at work about replacing some lighting panels with iPads that can run an app... it would be a significant cost savings (lol) and since I work in a department which basically gets paid to play with new toys and make things be super cool, we'll see how it works.

    The extent of my "setup" is our theater in the basement with an audio-out - I can sit and work and listen to music, or watch movies.. :)
     
  7. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    My setup that I posted in this thread is similar.

    I thought about getting an Air, but decided on 15 inch MBP instead. I compared them side by side and preferred the larger screen.

    I also have a Denon 4311i receiver that has AirPlay built in and I find it more convenient for AirPlay than my AEs and ATV2s ( when I listen on my main system).
     
  8. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    I saw your pictures your setup looks awesome definitely more then I would ever need. How do you setup airplay with headphones?
     
  9. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Macdude2010, ' means foot, " means inch. And, before you try, being 13 isn't an excuse

    It drives me bat poop crazy seeing people post something like 27' ACD or 13' MBP...
     
  10. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I don't think a 13' MBP would be particularly portable.
     
  11. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    You must do some pretty serious Facebooking on that setup? What level are you in FarmVille?
     
  12. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I have a MacBook Pro 15". That's it! It's in my living room near my chair. It's not connect to anything else. :p

    The rest of my house looks like...um... a house ;)

    So Twentieth Century!! :rolleyes:
     
  13. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Sweet I wish I had your setup I have an iPod touch...
     
  14. sumone macrumors regular

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    I'm starting to think he may be a troll...
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    My current setup-

    27" iMac (Win 7+OSX Lion) - 6790 2gb model.
    320gb+64gb external storage
    EyeTV

    Wired Apple Aluminium keyboard
    Wired Razer Diamondback 3G mouse
    Wacom Intuous 4 Medium
    Apple Magic Trackpad
    Apple BT mouse (doesn't get used)
    Roland keyboard + M-Audio Uno.

    Wired Xbox 360 controller
    Wireless Xbox controller receiver + Wireless Xbox 360 controller
    Wireless Hori Fighting Stick 3
    Dreamcast Arcade Controller with adapter

    iPod 4th Gen 64gb with Apple BT keyboard

    And it's all scattered around in a complete mess because I'm too busy working to keep it tidy :p
     
  16. Uofmtiger, Sep 10, 2011
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    Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    AirPlay to airport express to DAC to headphone amp to headphones.
     
  17. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    And, just to check, how old are you? :confused:
     
  18. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    Be patient, all will come in the fullness of time.:D

    Of course, I didn't get my first computer until I was 66 years old. :p :eek:

    Fear not, you will be at least a few years younger. ;) :rolleyes:

    Hang in there, kid.:)
     
  19. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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  20. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    I'm kidding, I have apple products but I don't have a crazy setup
     
  21. Day48 thread starter macrumors member

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    A setup that I would like to have would be to hang speakers all over my house so that I can play music throughout the whole house from one simple system. But with the ability to pick which set of speakers I would like the music to play on. I would be able to play songs through my iPad to whichever speakers or all speakers that I choose. This could be done by taking advantage of the Airport Express, and playing a song and selecting the speakers in which I want to use. This could also be tied to TV's.
     

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