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Default Kenwood, sansui, akai. Remember when stereos were symbols of virility?

I knew people who were really into their stereos, and also into hi fi during the 1950s.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2020, 11:50 PM

Ah yes, the 70's were great. I had a Sansui receiver and speakers with a Technics turntable. The receiver gave up the ghost years ago and I sold the turntable. I do still have all four of my Sansui speakers though. I rarely use them any more, but it brings back good memories to still have them.


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Harmon Kardon receiver here. Nakamichi cassette deck, Technique turntable and CD player, with a pair of Polk audio speakers.

Got it put back together while the youngest was home still. “Oh yea I guess that’s sounds pretty good “ too much trouble though. Pearls before swine.

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HH Scott receiver here with a Garrard turn table and a Ampex Reel to real with 12 inch wolfers a 4x6 horn tweeter and a 8 inch mid range all mounted in a 8 ft. long mahogany cabinet that I built back in 1965 at that time it was top of the line along with Kenwood and some of the other top brands, man it really sounded great there was a stereo station in San Francisco KFOG at 10 pm the disk jockey, James J Gabbard would play all kinds of great sound stuff for stereo. one was where they rolled a bowling ball and you could here it go from left to right speaker really sounder great with ear phones on felt like the ball rolled right through your ear also had a freight train that did the same thing man those were the good old days. This was in the late sixties I still have mine but have not had it on in years.


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yup had to upgrade to a pioneer 75 watt per channel because it had the power needles that moved with the music. Remember when high tech was a cassette player that would skip to the next song on fast forward. Comical thing is a typical car comes with more watts per channel then some of us stereo nuts had in the 70s in our homes

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I have a big old Pioneer out in the shop with the speakers mounted in the rafters and angled down. I'm using the aux speakers as I don't have room for the primaries. No matter, it has enough power to blow you out the door with the smaller speakers. It will probably out live me.
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