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Old 21st February 2012, 03:20 AM   #11
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Circa 1973... (see attached pic- not my pic, found it on line)

But a few years later, I got my first REAL set-up. Pioneer Sx-780 and JBL-L40 speakers. I also had a Techincs SLQ3(?) TT and a Sansui SC3300 tape deck. I still have the speakers and although I sold the Pioneer, I have since bought another one. It's my basement receiver for now. The JBLs are my main speakers and the TT and tape deck are long gone.
I missed the receiver bad enough to find a used one. I like my current set-up a little more, I suppose.
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Old 21st February 2012, 03:32 AM   #12
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One more peace of gear that my dad had. 6P14P output, 6N2P preamp. 1W speaker, but soo looud!

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Old 21st February 2012, 03:36 AM   #13
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Also my dad had such tape recorder. 6P14P output as well, but with cathode feedback from output transformer.

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Here is schematic.

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Old 21st February 2012, 03:38 AM   #14
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My "first gear" was a Remco crystal radio kit my parents gave me for Christmas in 1955 when I was about 8 yrs old.

How many remember..... "Every boy wants a Remco toy"?
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Old 21st February 2012, 04:19 AM   #15
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Back in the '70's Advent made a table radio (Advent 400) which was 2 pieces, a tuner/amp and a speaker. I didn't have an Advent 400, but my first stereo consisted of a pair of those Advent speakers (white plastic housing, metal grille, single 4" full-range driver) with a Superscope receiver (about 15-20W/ch) and a Technics belt-drive SL-20 turntable with an Empire cartridge (don't remember, maybe a 2000E-series?). It was a surprisingly nice system! My room-mates and I chipped in on it, I think it was about $400 total (including taxes, a record cleaning brush, wires, etc).

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Old 21st February 2012, 09:49 PM   #16
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Not at all. Not even much along the way.
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Old 21st February 2012, 11:14 PM   #17
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My first real kit was a Sony 854-4S Quadraphonic Reel To Reel. Yes I miss it, but it died from use, and moving, and abuse, and more use.
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Old 22nd February 2012, 03:20 PM   #18
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After the hand me down Dumont record player and Lloyds all in one type stuff, my first brand spanking new piece was the Realistic SA-1000 Integrated amplifier back in 1975. It was Radio Shack's first step into component stereos and the only reason I could afford the $160, as I was a schoolboy back then, was that my Grandmother had passed away and there was just enough in my inheritance for that amplifier.

Good memories, thanks lduarte1973 for starting this thread and thanks Grandma too. I hope you don't mind that I hold you partly responsible for my addiction.
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Old 22nd February 2012, 03:30 PM   #19
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Well I'm not old but I don't remember my first amp -probably nothing worth to remember. I don't remember my first girlfriend either.
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I miss the valve radio at my parents' home when me was elementary grade.

(and the 1st g/f i shaggled, better not mention my age then)
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