My first hifi was in 1994 and consisted of:
A £120 Yamaha tape deck (that had a 5 star review in WHF magazine).
A cheap CD player with adjustable pitch control for DJing with.
A expensive Kenwood graphic equalizer.
An old JVC amplifier that was repaired using two 30watt MOSFET amplifiers from RS Components.
Some Mission 760iSE speakers (again bought after reading a 5 star review in WHF). They're fantastic little speakers and I wish I had them.
A Longmill 8' car subwoofer with matching Longmill 150watt car amplifier.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
32GB Sony NWZ-A846 Walkman > Westone UM3x
My first system was a Technics SU-X range - I think the amp was an SU-X502!
First Hi-Fi I ever heard and went on strong for 15 years until the amp gave up. The rest of the system got sold, I wish however I'd kept the speakers!
The CD player I remember was digitial / optical Only so at the time I had a spare Vintage Hitachi Amp which didnt have Digital so I sold the CD player and got a Technics SL-P990. From there the Tape Deck got sold and I acquired a Pioneer Tape which was a CTW-506DR (havent seen one of these for ages) which got sold when I moved into a smaller house along with the SL-P990, this is when I acquired the samsung 100 Watts speakers (no idea of model I only know they are samsung by whats written on the rear of the cones).
I then moved into this house which is biiger, got a NAD amp from a cash converter type shop for £30 and now I'm building that system.
My first seperates system, which wasn't terribly hifi;
Garrard SP25 lll
Glixor 30 Amp, no no-one else has ever heard of it
Brahms Medway speakers
Supplemented with BSR 8-track player
Apple Lossless - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40 or Marantz CD50SE (modded] - AVI ADM 40
also ATV3 into AVI ADM 9T [my wife's system] and Grado SR80i
Sometime in the late 1970s I added a Thorens TD160 with a Hadcock Arm and a AKG cartridge to my prospective wife's Armstrong amplifier and made a fantastic system. I don't remember the speakers. My lady was very sceptical until she heard it and then she was totally converted. It was hearing the clarity of the triangle in the Brahms 4th Symphony that did it!
Yes I fogot the Aiwa cassette deck with TDK SAX,
Mordaunt Short Mezzo System C - 8,5,1,9.Yamaha V2065. SonyS570. Panasonic 42in., Sky HD 1TB. Garrard 86SB. PF30. Wii. WDTV Live. Harmony One. STAX300. QED cabling. Galaxy Tab 10.1
System Photos - http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/robinkidderminster/library/?sort=3&page=1
Base trap Project - http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/corner-base-trap-completed-project?page=1
I don't know if this counts Teleton SAQ 206B 8w rms per channel Garrard SP 2025TC with ceramic cartridge and a pair of Emi 13 x 8s with twin tweeters in home made cabnets which I bought s/h I thought this sounded pretty good I was sixteen and had just started work, 1st upgrade was a Trio ka2002a amp Garrard SP 25 mark 4 with goldring G800 and I built my speakers a pair of Richard Allen Sardanas I think these were realy very good , next came a Garrard 301 with an sme arm can't remember which one I got it with the tt I fitted a shure M75ED,next came A Trio Ka 3300 which was a great amp it had Darlington power blocks whatever they were,I had problem with the 301 as I liked my music very loud ( reeverb) upgraded to pioneer PL12D with shure M95ED , next came a Philips CD 104 Onkyo 8057 Tannoy M20 golds I think thats got me up to about 1984/5 theres more but I think you may be getting bored by now If there is a demand for it I may do another installment . What was that oh nooooooooooooo:) :)
Musical fidelity M6i Roksan caspian M2 cdp Atc scm 40s Tellurium Q black speaker cable chord chamelian xlr graham slee novo sennheiser hd598
Bush Arena was mine bought it from grattans catolouge; my mother went ape .. Then in 1971 it was a lot of money more than my mum could ever find
It had a garrard SP25 and a B@O type tune amp and two heavy bookshelf speakers . They were rated at 4ohms. Looking back like we all can .
It more than an awful mistake. it was rubbish really badly concived. blew loads of pots had problems with the balance the filter switch gave up
I compare it to the equivelent of buying a CZ motorcycle new The build really rubbish enginering . Crunch the gears once you had it.. what a waste of
But one learns
or dose one..
B@Q Diamond Club Card Holder
Rocksan kandy 2 Amp and CD player With Monitor Audio silver S1 Speakers
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