As A Youngster, What Unit Puqued Your Interest In All This?

I figure a lot of us here started hearing music through stand-up furniture stereos and/or composite units (mine was a Craig tt, receiver, 8-track). Then, one day I saw and listened to my cousin’s Pioneer Spec amps (with equalizer and oscilloscope) supporting a Beogram 4004. He also had a Teac R2-D2, but it was the 4004 that had the ever-lasting magnetic effect. What piece of equipment got you?


Late 60s went to a concert at the Stock Yards in Chicago. I was overwhelmed by the speaker system. They were JBL horns, etc. I wrote a letter to JBL asking what the system was. I actually got a return letter! They guessed what the system was based on my description. I have been a JBL fan ever since. Bought a pair of JBL Dorian S12 speakers from Allied Electronics on south Western Ave. I still have them!

Back when I was about 12 years old, the Thorens TT my dad had installed in an antique wooden portapotty type of furniture. For real. 

Lots of guys coming home from " The Nam " in late 60s, early 70s. They shipped home some nice stuff. Hearing that sealed the deal.

Good question man. My dad had a pioneer setup when I was young. He then moved to Onkyo that’s still being used to this day. My best friends dad had a classe setup with paradigm studio 100s. I think that’s what really did it for me.