Your First Proper Hi-Fi System
Have any of you got photos of your first system? I thought a thread on this might be fun. If you've got no photos, just tell us about it.
I found an old (very grainy) photo of my first proper Hi Fi setup. This was circa 1971.
The pickup arm was an Audio Developments AD309K, housing a Shure of some sort. All mounted on a Connoisseur BD1, assembled from a kit and mounted on a very basic plinth. The amp is a Ferrograph F307 (which I never got on with). The speakers are Tannoy IIILZ.
Soon afterwards, I changed the TT for a Thorens TD150 with a Decca International arm and Decca London Blue cartridge. The Ferrograph amp went and a lovely Rotel RA-611 replaced it. The Tannoys stayed. Now we're talking, it sounded in a different league!
Last edited by walpurgis; 09-07-2015 at 10:09.
Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!