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  1. #1

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    Jul 2001
    Northern Colorado

    Default Thanks Mom for helping me get here!

    Sappy story but I have to...

    I fired up the tubes an hour ago so they would be warmed up this evening and I got to thinking about my first stereo. It was 1970 and I was about 10. I wanted a stereo really bad which is probably strange for most 10 year olds. Well, Christmas came and there it was! It turns out my Mom had been reasearching one for a while even though she had no interest herself. She picked out a Lafayette amplifier, 8 track and speakers not to mention 10 or so popular 8-tracks. Although the $150 could have been used for something more reasonable considering the financials, there it was! I guess you could say I started out with separates. The next year I got a turntable and two years later she upgraded me to a Lafayette 180 watt am/fm receiver. The local Lafayette store was considered pretty much the only audiophile class store for hundreds of miles. I was impressed that she would go somewhere like that when there were "cheap" stores around. That is how I got started with this stuff.

    To this day I think about all the things she gave up along the way so I would have stuff that made me happy. The stereo was only one little thing on a long list.

    You know, maybe I'll just shut down the tubes tonite and go listen to the old Lafayette. I could never bear to give it up so its upstairs hooked up to the original Lafayette speakers.

    See ya!

    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

  2. #2

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    Sep 2003


    Cool story. Hook it up and post a pic!


  3. #3

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    Feb 2002
    Sahuarita, Arizona


    Awesome Max.

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