I haven't posted on my system page in a while. In earlier posts I have shown some of my older stereo set ups from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Recently an old friend's father passed away and my friend was having an estate sale. I stopped by the sale and low and behold my very first real stereo was in the same place it had been since I had sold it to my friend back in 1978. I could believe that it was all there, the Super-scope 306 cassette recorder, Pioneer R-B9000 receiver and Yamaha CA-400 integrated amp.
Around 1975 my childhood friend started my electronics hobby. He was a couple of years a head of me in school and lived in my neighborhood. He had taken an electronics class in high school. The teacher was an independent electronics distributer and he sold Rotel, Pioneer, Yamaha, celestion speakers, JBL, Seas and Phillips Speakers. He would have Speaker demos in class and sell to interested students. That's where my friend, Ivan, purchased the Super-Scope, Pioneer and Yamaha originally. He had the bug and eventually wanted to upgrade his stereo and sold his old one to me. He was the one that sent me down this rabbit hole. I also had the same electronics teacher in high school, Mr. Deluca and I too wanted to upgrade my stereo and I sold my first stereo to my friend Gary. Gary wasn't sure what he was going to do with the old stereo and I told him if he was interested in selling it back to me. He wasn't sure what he wanted to do. He said he would let me know. My wife and I went home and I was made I hadn't taken any pictures of it. What a dummy! lol. Then an hour later Gary calls me and tells me if I wanted the stereo I would have to pick it up in twenty minutes. Ten minutes later I was there and brought it back home. A little contact cleaner and the controls were all cleaned, hooked up and sounding great. I'm not sure what I will do with this stereo but it definitely has sentimental value and brought back great memories. My good friend Ivan who I spent countless hours setting up and tearing down stereo equipment passed away in 1981 at the age of 21 while in the Marines. I can only imagine what he would think of today's home theaters. I think he would have had a great system. Sorry for the sentimental stuff, but finding this old stereo had me reminiscing. I have enclosed a picture of my old stereo on my work bench..