Come on. We all got the bug somewhere during the college years, or for those who didn't go to college, our late teens and early 20s. We had the ambition but we didn't have the cash. At least I didn't. Here's my first home theater system, bought during my junior year in college. It was a bargain at the time. * Cambridge SoundWorks Ensemble IV system ...the one with the 4-inch cubes that got a HOT TICKET rating in Home Theater Magazine. * Entry-level Pioneer Pro-Logic receiver with 65 watts for LCR and half of that for each surround channel. No subwoofer output. Spring connectors for all the speakers. But hey, compared to TV speakers, it was the bomb-diggety. * 20 inch Panasonic TV * roommate's hifi vcr for videotapes and listening to TV in surround sound It's been upgraded since, but I still have very fond memories of it. What's everyone elses' story?