• 12-10-2005, 12:27 PM
    lomarica
    here is my electronic graveyard
    In responding to another post asking how you got started in HT (fun post by the way) I realized how many old components I have in my office closet. Here is my list of my electronic graveyard.

    luxman cassette deck circa 1985
    DISH satellite reciever
    Bozack speakers with sub circa 1984
    parasound preamp circa 1994
    parasound cd player circa 1994

    Mit 26" tv in my rec room but not plugged in
    B&O turntable in my bedroom to look at but not play

    so why do we keep our old stuff if we are never going to use it again. my guess is for the sentimental value as it would be a shame to sell anything for a measly $20 or so

    do others hold on to their old unused components?
  • 12-10-2005, 02:06 PM
    LeoFenderBender
    My antique equipment is why Ebay & Goodwill have done so well over the years. :D
  • 12-10-2005, 02:18 PM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lomarica
    In responding to another post asking how you got started in HT (fun post by the way) I realized how many old components I have in my office closet. Here is my list of my electronic graveyard.

    luxman cassette deck circa 1985
    DISH satellite reciever
    Bozack speakers with sub circa 1984
    parasound preamp circa 1994
    parasound cd player circa 1994

    Mit 26" tv in my rec room but not plugged in
    B&O turntable in my bedroom to look at but not play

    so why do we keep our old stuff if we are never going to use it again. my guess is for the sentimental value as it would be a shame to sell anything for a measly $20 or so

    do others hold on to their old unused components?

    I still have a few. Everything works except the Sony.

    Four home made speakers (basement)
    A Jenson 10" sub (basement)
    A Tevion HTIB (closet)
    Pioneer 80w 2 channel stereo from 1987 (basement)
    Pioneer 6 disc CD changer, 1987 (basement)
    Panasonic 25w 2channel receiver with a built in 8-track recorder from 1974 (garage duty)
    Asorted boom boxes & small radios (closset)
    25" Sanyo TV from 1981 (basement)
    Panasonic casset player, 1977 (basement)
    Sony VHS, 1997 (doesn't play tapes, in use as a TV tuner, in basement)
    Sears AM/FM casset player, 1982 (kitchen)
    Garard record changer, 1977 (basement)
    Technics direct drive turntable with $200 cart., 1982 (basement)
    Yamaha YHT-755 HTIB, (bedroom)

    The rest is still used in my main system.
  • 12-10-2005, 04:56 PM
    L.J.
    I sold a bunch of stuff to get up some money for my new speakers, but I still got some stuff laying around.

    4 Yamaha bookshelves(I gave one away to a friend to use as a center)
    RCA CD/MP3 player
    JVC AVR
    Sanyo DVD player
    2 Sony towers and a Sony center
    Nintendo
    Dreamcast
    A couple of PCs

    All this stuff is sitting in my bedroom. I am SHOCKED my wife has not complained yet. I was using all this stuff but we had to downsize in order to buy a house. Before we moved I had a HT setup in our main room, bedroom and garage. Those days are over now.
  • 12-10-2005, 10:06 PM
    SlumpBuster
    In the closet:
    Yamaha two channel receiver (1993)
    Boston Acoustic HD8 Speakers (1993) - Still one of my favorites
    Panasonic Quad receiver (circa 1973)
    Panasonic (Techinics) Speakers (1973)
    Pioneer Turntable (1994)
    Teac EQ (1983?)
    Kenwood CDP (Maybe one of the first they ever made. never cared too much to look into it, but the model number is like "CDP 1" which makes me think its pretty early.)
    Rat Shack 8 track (Foghat anyone?)
    Akia reciever (1983?)
    Infinity RS 2000 Speakers (1992? succumbed to foam rot)

    I'm too cheap to get rid of any of it. Hell, sometimes I think VHS is poised to make a comeback. :D
  • 12-14-2005, 05:41 AM
    Garrardman
    Well, my "closet" is actually our third bedroom and it currently contains -

    *deep breath*

    Turntables -

    Garrard 301
    Garrard AT6
    Technics SL-D2
    Hitachi HT-303
    Bang & Olufsen Beogram 5000 x 2
    Bang & Olufsen Beogram 4000
    Bang & Olufsen Beogram 1800
    LAD GAJ 828
    LAD GAJ 835 Mk2 twin turntable
    Technics SL1210
    Vestax PDX-A1s Mk2
    Aiwa D50
    Dual CS604

    CD Players

    Marantz CD94
    Marantz CDA94
    Bang & Olufsen Beogram CD50 (installing into dining room this weekend!)
    Bang & Olufsen Beogram CDX
    Sony CDP-550

    Cassette Decks and Tuners

    Quantum Electronics ST100
    Yamaha TC-800GL
    Bang & Olufsen Beocord 5000
    Bang & Olufsen Beocord 8004

    Amps

    Quantum Electronics 102 Preamps x 4
    Quantum Electronics 202 Power amp
    Quantum Electronics 204 Power amp
    Quantum Electronics 205 Power amp
    Quantum Electronics 207DA Power amp x 2
    Quantum Electronics IA100
    Quantum Electronics IA150
    Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 5000 plus Master control panel
    Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 5500 plus Master control panel (this is heading for the dining room this weekend as well!)
    Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 1900
    Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 6000
    Bang & Olufsen Beocentre 2200
    Bang & Olufsen Beocentre 7007
    Bang & Olufsen Beocentre 7700
    Yamaha CR820

    Speakers

    GLL (Goodmans) Imagio IC258TL
    Ferrograph S1
    Bang & Olufsen Beovox M150's (just refoamed the bass drivers!)
    Bang & Olufsen Beovox C40 x 2
    Goodmans Maxim - original 1960's versions.
    Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearl (dining room again!)

    I think it may be time for a clearout...................... :eek:
  • 12-14-2005, 06:02 AM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Garrardman
    Well, my "closet" is actually our third bedroom and it currently contains -

    *deep breath*

    Turntables -

    Garrard 301
    Garrard AT6
    Technics SL-D2
    Hitachi HT-303
    Bang & Olufsen Beogram 5000 x 2
    Bang & Olufsen Beogram 4000
    Bang & Olufsen Beogram 1800
    LAD GAJ 828
    LAD GAJ 835 Mk2 twin turntable
    Technics SL1210
    Vestax PDX-A1s Mk2
    Aiwa D50
    Dual CS604

    CD Players

    Marantz CD94
    Marantz CDA94
    Bang & Olufsen Beogram CD50 (installing into dining room this weekend!)
    Bang & Olufsen Beogram CDX
    Sony CDP-550

    Cassette Decks and Tuners

    Quantum Electronics ST100
    Yamaha TC-800GL
    Bang & Olufsen Beocord 5000
    Bang & Olufsen Beocord 8004

    Amps

    Quantum Electronics 102 Preamps x 4
    Quantum Electronics 202 Power amp
    Quantum Electronics 204 Power amp
    Quantum Electronics 205 Power amp
    Quantum Electronics 207DA Power amp x 2
    Quantum Electronics IA100
    Quantum Electronics IA150
    Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 5000 plus Master control panel
    Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 5500 plus Master control panel (this is heading for the dining room this weekend as well!)
    Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 1900
    Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 6000
    Bang & Olufsen Beocentre 2200
    Bang & Olufsen Beocentre 7007
    Bang & Olufsen Beocentre 7700
    Yamaha CR820

    Speakers

    GLL (Goodmans) Imagio IC258TL
    Ferrograph S1
    Bang & Olufsen Beovox M150's (just refoamed the bass drivers!)
    Bang & Olufsen Beovox C40 x 2
    Goodmans Maxim - original 1960's versions.
    Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearl (dining room again!)

    I think it may be time for a clearout...................... :eek:

    OK, that is just way too organized. And how do you remember all the model numbers?
  • 12-14-2005, 12:40 PM
    Feanor
    Oh, yeah: here're mine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lomarica
    ...
    so why do we keep our old stuff if we are never going to use it again. my guess is for the sentimental value as it would be a shame to sell anything for a measly $20 or so

    do others hold on to their old unused components?

    B&W DM7 loudspeakers
    ERA turntable with Grace 707 tonearm
    Phase Linear 400 amp
    Apt Holman preamp
    Why keep 'em? Mainly never got around to selling them while they still hand resale value.

    Actually, the Apt Holman is still in use as a phono stage only, (feeding my Bel Canto). As for the Phase Linear, someday I might build a pair of subwoofer and use that to drive them.
  • 12-15-2005, 03:53 AM
    Garrardman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GMichael
    OK, that is just way too organized. And how do you remember all the model numbers?

    I actually buy (and very occasionally sell!) so much stuff that i keep a history of it all in a spreadsheet!