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    blowing sheeyaaat up w/ "Kiss Alive!!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    there was something orgasmic about a colorful, lit-up, 70's receiver panel with the lights off in the room.

    my sansui was green/yellow. most were blue or aqua and red or orange. i remember Marantz receivers looking very cool. also liked the font on the front of it. makes me want to get one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    there was something orgasmic about a colorful, lit-up, 70's receiver panel with the lights off in the room.

    my sansui was green/yellow. most were blue or aqua and red or orange. i remember Marantz receivers looking very cool. also liked the font on the front of it. makes me want to get one.

    Let's face it. Most everything was better in an anolog world.

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    My very first:



    Notice the fine imitation wood grain...

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    Talking THE OLD AUDIO SOUND- THOSE WERE THE DAYS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Sansui for me. Mid-70s.
    Loved the old Stereo sound. I had a Sherwood Receiver... beautiful AR 3a speakers that worked perfectly for 35 years, and a Garrard turntable. Also a TEAC 3 motor Reel-to Reel tape recorder.

    - And about 300 vinyl albums-- mostly purchased at TWO GUYS in Union, NJ. Still have some for collector purposes.

    TWO GUYS had the best prices for albums around 1970.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    What are those obelisk things on the bottom shelf
    Assorted bongs, no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post

    My dad still has this Marantz!!!

    Every Sunday morning he would get the papers and some hard rolls and crank up the Dead until me and my sister woke up. I still hate the dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    there was something orgasmic about a colorful, lit-up, 70's receiver panel with the lights off in the room.

    my sansui was green/yellow. most were blue or aqua and red or orange. i remember Marantz receivers looking very cool. also liked the font on the front of it. makes me want to get one.

    There is is; I had wet dreams about Marantz, Bang & Olfsen and Klpschorn. I would cut catalogs up and paste together systems in study hall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2milehighJet View Post
    My dad still has this Marantz!!!

    Every Sunday morning he would get the papers and some hard rolls and crank up the Dead until me and my sister woke up. I still hate the dead.
    LOLz

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
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    Notice the fine imitation wood grain...
    I had one just like it. What a piece of shlt, only we thought it was great.

    I would be in the basement lifting weights and I timed my workouts to be 3 album sides. SOOOO..I literally used the stacker, had 3 albums play and when they were done, I was done.

    The damage that did to the album...jeez.

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    My very first stereo was comprised of:

    Onkyo receiver, 100 watts per channel
    Onkyo turntable with carbon fiber tonearm
    Harmon Kardon cassette deck
    Altec Lansing Speakers, series 9
    Sennheiser headphones

    The sound that system gave me was sensational. I miss it more than I can say. I also have, back home in NY, over 300 albums that are near mint, as they have only been played once. I would tape them on the first play and then play the tapes.

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    Lights? Eventually I bought one of these:



    sliders are lit and you get an active graph for each slider's band. awesome!

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    omg I think that is the EXACT same 1st stereo as I had (original poster)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    There is is; I had wet dreams about Marantz, Bang & Olfsen and Klpschorn. I would cut catalogs up and paste together systems in study hall.


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    Hehe...Klipschorns coupled with Marantz or McIntosh. There would have been tears involved if that dream was realized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    I started out using a bad ass stereo like this.

    Heh, that's what my parents had, the lid lifted up to reveal a turnable and 8-track deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star Lady View Post
    I'm not sure what brand my first stereo was, but it looked something like the one WCO first posted. I wasn't into huge speakers, woofers, etc. Just needed something to play albums. Had it all through college.

    Here's a corner of one of my college dorm rooms. This was the "shared" space with my roommates, but the stereo, TV, and fridge were all mine. Pretty cool, eh? Love the rabbit ears and speaker wires!



    Can't believe I took a picture of my college dorm room, kept it all these years, and actually found it.
    I had one of these with the big plastic top, what life saver. I can't count the times that lid saved the carpet after a long night at the OBI, Speaks or some other drink fest where I needed something quick to puke in. wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    I started out using a bad ass stereo like this.

    I have an old Motorola similar to the one pictured above that belonged to my father. I was thinking about getting it restored. Does anyone know of a business that does that kind of work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostlich View Post
    Hehe...Klipschorns coupled with Marantz or McIntosh. There would have been tears involved if that dream was realized.
    Your choice (15 minutes to decide)

    1) weekend with your favorite starlet

    2) McIntosh power amp with Klipsch or CV or JBL...Nakamichi (old stuff)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    Lights? Eventually I bought one of these:



    sliders are lit and you get an active graph for each slider's band. awesome!
    Is that...an EQ for each channel (L/R?) Does it have a "crossover" built into it? Looks great.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
    omg I think that is the EXACT same 1st stereo as I had (original poster)

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    my gear when I was in the Army in the mid to late 70's in Germany. still have the turntable and reel to reel

    Kenwood model 600 amp


    AR11


    Technics 1400 MK2


    soundcraftsman EQ


    Teac reel to reel

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