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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:27 pm 
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Great article from Alan Cross about the good old days.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4213426/the- ... lan-cross/


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:46 pm 
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What a great article. For me just change the city to London Ontario. London Audio was the place to go. We were all very young and all had great systems. A NAD 3020 hooked up to some Cerwin Vega W12s was magic with a Dual turntable and the latest Rush album. I can still taste Swish we made. Not much has changed in 40 years.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:49 pm 
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:D yea love the good old days well I have not stooped since then he's right about one thing bigger louder stereos yes from 8 tracks to cassettes to vinyl to reel to reels cd's and even 45's got them all it's an addiction or disease of the best kind thou eh!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:24 pm 
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I think he was talking about me... First stereo was at 15, Sansui receiver, Electra speakers and a technics turntable, within a few years, every person I knew had a piece of stereo equipment I had purchased, and moved on from, that was a very long time ago... still trying different units of all types, it has been a pleasant journey, nothing better than receiving a new piece, hooking her up and having a good listen, fortunately, these days, there are many really good pieces of equipment out there that it has become a very personal listening (read sound) that one can strive for... such a great hobby, for those that don't understand and think a sound bar is great sound... I feel pity for them...!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:00 pm 
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back then every young male adult had a stereo system and everyone had opinions about stereo. It was great!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:18 pm 
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Does anyone remember LSP 303's? I bought a system at House of Stein in Victoria with my first tree planting money......along with a Phillips turntable and a Sansui receiver. Grieg's Peer Gynt sounded astonishing!


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:08 am 
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Thanks for positing, that was a fun read.

In 1976, I bought my first Pioneer amplifier used for $99 and this is where it began.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 2:03 am 
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PSB Totem 3's?

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Remember when every component came with an excellent set of interconnects for free!

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:45 am 
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I assume he meant PSB IImagine 3's.

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Nice article about one's main hobby being music and vintage stereo audio. It always seems to me that someone is either a sports nut or heavily into music appreciation but not both.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 6:30 am 
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Hi,

moonriders wrote: 'Not much has changed in 40 years.'

Amen to that. I'm back on my old corner again, listening to my just refinished Spendor BC1s, purchased in 1975. But all the other upstream components are way different.

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My first system was a birthday gift from my uncle. It consisted of a Technics SL23, and Sony integrated amp, and a pair of Videoton speakers. That system was FUN. Since that time, I've spent a LOT of money on the merry-go-round of trying new gear in the quest for better sound.
Now I'm back to having fun, and have come to the conclusion that you need to spend a lot of money to realize that you don't need to spend a lot of money to have fun. :wink:

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Musicware4u wrote:
Nice article about one's main hobby being music and vintage stereo audio. It always seems to me that someone is either a sports nut or heavily into music appreciation but not both.


I'm into both, always have been.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:43 am 
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1989

Yamaha Receiver, Dual Turntable and Mission 761i bookshelf speakers.

Bought a Yamaha CD player later. Laser died eventually. The mission speakers I kept for the office system and eventually i gave them to a friend. The Missions still work, surrounds good and are just about 30 years old.

The receiver i just found in my parents basement. Will be cleaning it up at some point.

It was all about music back then, but I think age and a world of choice kind of makes it hard to focus sometimes.

TOM...

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