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?


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. 

Pop’s dual KLH-9 set up powered by ARC D-70s with an SP3a front end and Thorens TT. Sitting in the sweet spot was like wearing room sized headphones.

Happy listening.