The first stereo you heard?
What started you on this rather expensive hobby?
My first recollection was my little school friend's parents system. It consisted of the following:
Fergusson integrated amp. It had slide tone controls for bass, treble and midrange. Instead of having a slide for balance it had two volume slides.
Garrard Turntable (Direct Drive) and I remember when it was switched off the platter used to keep spinning for ages.
He had kit speakers which he nailed to the wall, and it sounded so good compared to our old monogram. This must of been around 1971/2.