what was your really, really first ht?

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  1. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    mine was a 21 inch tv and an aiwa bookshelf stereo system.

    it was about 7 years ago.
     
  2. Brian Johnson

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    My first is currently what I have now [​IMG]
    32 inch zenith tv, samsung dvd, denon receiver, old pioneer mains, klipsch center & rears.
     
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    1995....RCA 31" TV, Mitsubishi stereo VCR hooked up to Adcom GFP-555II/GFA-555II playing through Canton Karat 300 bookshelf speakers.
     
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    About 10 years ago: 25" RCA TV, Quasar VCR from the early 80's (that still works today!), an Adcom GFA-535 stereo amp and one of their preamp/tuners, and a pair of JBL 4311 Studio Monitor speakers.

    How times change...
     
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    Hmmm--I think it was a 20" Sony, a Quasar LD player, a Sony ES Dolby Surround receiver and Yamaha speakers. I think it was 1989. I didn't count the 1984 HiFi VCR hooked to Bose 901's with a Sansui receiver as a HT.
     
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    you see, my second ht was a quantum leap from the first one. denon avr1802, with paradigm cinemas all around and pdr10. but the tv...i still use a 20 inch tv...boohoo
     
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    Sansui AU-9500 integrated stereo amp

    Sansui TU-3900 tuner (sold it and the amp for $200 last month)

    sylvania 20" tv

    sharp VCR

    pair of koss m/80+ speakers

    some panasonic tape deck
     
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    About 20 years ago, my Dad bought one of the first front projection TV's (He still has it actually, but it hasn't been used in probably 7 years). It's an Advent front projection console unit with a 6 foot screen. I remember hooking up my Hitachi stereo and speakers to it and watching The Neverending Story.
    Dan Kaps
    www.heartlandcables.com
     
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    1984: NEC 1901 TV/Monitor, Sanyo Beta Hi-Fi VCR, Boston Acoustics A100 speakers and a Mitsubishi DA-R10 receiver.
     
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    Back in college, 13 years ago, I put together my first 'HT' with car audio components removed from my totaled car:

    -Kenwood in dash tape player

    -RCA VCR (connected to line level inputs in the deck)

    -Kenwood 4x50W car amp

    -2 Polk towers, bought them for $50 from the pawn shop

    (I can't remember the model)

    -2 10" subs in a box (also from the car)

    -12V power supply

    -25" Zenith

    -Keg

    It wasn't much...but it got me through school.

    Mike
     
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    25" Sanyo TV, Sony Hi-Fi VCR, Marantz Tube amp stereo, 2 Technics 10" Towers, 2 Cerwin Vega 12" Towers, Home made subwoofer (big box with a 6x9 Kenwood car speaker, firing into the corner, very surprising believe it or not), circa 1988-1996.
     
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    35" sony TV

    CRAPPY sony ht speaker set of all 5 speakers, looked like they were made of cardboard and weighed as much

    sony str g-3 receiver with that weird egg remote and osd

    a sony 40 watt probably 5 inch driver bass generating thing

    when i hooked my jbl s38's to that receiver i couldnt sit in front of them for any period of time at any volume level without the treble grating my ears and giving me a headache. I thought it was the speakers and didnt really like the s-38's. THEN i hooked them up to my new receiver- thank you marantz.
     
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    What really constitutes a "home theater"? My understanding is a screen and a source, allowing me to watch a movie. Well, in that case, does a 21" Hitachi CRT CTV and an AKAI VHS VCR count? That's my first, from the 1980s.
     
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    Depends on what your definition of home theatre is. I would not consider the 21" TV + bookshelf system to really be home theatre unless there was a video device as well. Anyway, mine was a Sony stereo receiver, Sanyo hifi vcr, Sanyo 27" TV, and Audio research speakers.
     
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    Pioneer Dolby Surround Pro-Logic reciever

    24" TV

    RCA Mono VCR

    EchoStar Early Generation reciver (no timers)

    New One:

    Kenwood DD 5.1/DTS 5.1 Reciever

    20" TV

    Sony 5.1 speaker system (including sub)

    Toshiba DVD Player (made in Fall of 2000)

    Magnavox Stereo VCR

    EchoStar "WebTV" reciver (I don't use it...it was a hand-me-down.)

    I bet you're wondering why I downgraded from 24" to 20"... My grandmother needed a new TV (her 1980 RCA TV was dying...), so I gave that one to her. It was nice, but it had no S-VHS input like the 20". I can tell the difference in image between S-VHS and RCA composite, so it was a small price to pay.
     

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