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01-19-2010, 05:53 AM
Tarheel had a resurrected thread down in the HT section about a lot of sound for a leetle beet of money. I responded about paying forward som obsolete HT gear for a friends HT system. My friend just left his long-time and is startin' from scratch. Tarheel mentioned that he'd done the same thing several times with relatives. Sooooo I'm starting this thread where folks can list the gear they've donated over the years.

Onkyo 787
Onkyo 501
Onkyo 503

EPI 200's
REI Emeralds
Klipsch KG-1s
JVC - No Names

Assorted Gear
Several DVD players
Several CD players


01-19-2010, 09:02 AM
Yamaha A-400 integrated amp

01-19-2010, 04:44 PM
Sooooo I'm starting this thread where folks can list the gear they've donated over the years.
Most recently, I donated a powered Eosone subwoofer to my wife's parents. They moved into a house that already was wired for surround sound and had speakers mounted on the walls. While I didn't have a spare AVR (I've only owned one!), I bought a Panasonic unit and gave that to them to provide a real HT system.


01-19-2010, 05:06 PM
Can't remember the model numbers but off the top of my head

2 TV's
Several VCR's
1 Technics Receiver
1 Technics TT
1 Teac 3-head tape player
Pioneer Project 80 speakers
2 DBX subwoofers
Pioneer Reverb amp
Teac Graphic Equalizer
BSR Sound Enhancer

To a friend of my son whose family has fallen on hard times

Pioneer Amp/Tuner and Nova speakers

Not really donations but prior to X-mas sold several pieces below my cost to people who were looking for presents. When I got a feeling for their situation I would bundle a reciever and pair of speaker and charge $20 for everything.

Have given several receivers and speakers to friends or co-workers who were asking about stereo equipment.

I have been on the receiving end of several good deals over the last couple of years and I figure what goes round comes round.

01-19-2010, 05:24 PM
I just knew you folks were like this... Kudos and Salute!


01-19-2010, 06:28 PM
Marantz 6100 turntable to an old friend and former teacher who has an all original Marantz system from the 70s. His turntable was on its last leg so I gave him mine.

other gear I've either passed down to my boys (or given away to their jobless friends) that I can remember:
NAD 7225PE stereo receiver
KLH speakers
Technics cdp
Technics turntable
Yamaha cassette deck
Toshiba TV
various speaker cables and interconnects
loaned out vcrs, camcorders, dvd players and a dvd recorder

01-19-2010, 08:14 PM
All stuff given to my parents or my sister.

Onkyo Tx-DS656

Oppo DV-980H

Panamax Max 1000+

Jamo S3
Infinity RS-5

Velodyne MicroVee
Infinity RS-10

Speaker stands and tons of cabling

audio amateur
01-20-2010, 05:14 AM
To my best buddy:
Old Sony speakers
JBL 6 by 9s
Sony Xplod XS-L121P5 sub driver :D

To my parents, I bought them a complete system featuring:
Kef iQ5 SE speakers
Cambridge audio 340A amp
Arcam CD73 CDP

Fortunately I get to enjoy it when I'm there :)

01-20-2010, 12:40 PM
All to friends and family.

Onkyo surround receiver
Acoustic 3way main speakers
Infinity 2way rear speakers
Samsung DVD player
GE 36" TV (old school tube style)
Qinpu Headphone tube amp

01-20-2010, 06:38 PM
Paradigm Monitor 5 v2
Paradigm Titans v2
Paradigm CC-170
Kenwood KD-5100
AT cartridge
LP Brush
Zerodust stylus cleaner
Monster Z cables
2 pairs of stands
JVC HT receiver

p.s. - Trevor had it coming.