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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by felix_suwarno, Feb 23, 2002.
mine was a 21 inch tv and an aiwa bookshelf stereo system.
it was about 7 years ago.
My first is currently what I have now
32 inch zenith tv, samsung dvd, denon receiver, old pioneer mains, klipsch center & rears.
1995....RCA 31" TV, Mitsubishi stereo VCR hooked up to Adcom GFP-555II/GFA-555II playing through Canton Karat 300 bookshelf speakers.
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...
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.
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
Sansui AU-9500 integrated stereo amp
Sansui TU-3900 tuner (sold it and the amp for $200 last month)
sylvania 20" tv
pair of koss m/80+ speakers
some panasonic tape deck
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.
1984: NEC 1901 TV/Monitor, Sanyo Beta Hi-Fi VCR, Boston Acoustics A100 speakers and a Mitsubishi DA-R10 receiver.
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
It wasn't much...but it got me through school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pioneer Dolby Surround Pro-Logic reciever
RCA Mono VCR
EchoStar Early Generation reciver (no timers)
Kenwood DD 5.1/DTS 5.1 Reciever
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.