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What was your first HT setup?

chlngr1970

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While on the way to the SF Symphony presentation of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Tomdkat and I got into a discussion with his "little" brother about our very first home theater setup. He said this could be a fun thread, so here we go...

JVC 27" TV ( Pawn Shop )
JVC Pro Logic Receiver
Boston Acoustic A120 main speakers
Boston Acoustics CR6 surrounds
Boston Acoustics CC2 center
I think I haed a Toshiba Stero VCR
Pioneer CLD-D505 Laser Disc player eventually.

My how HT specifically, and technology in general has changed. Look at what we have now...

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SilentBob

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Mine was a PS2, 25” RCA stereo tv and a 5.1 RCA HTiB with simple Dolby Digital, no DTS. The whole HTiB was a spare of the moment purchase, as I was out looking for a bday present for my brother. Which would mean that was almost 18 years ago yesterday.

Since then I have replaced everything several several several times. Currently on my . . .
RECEIVER: 5th
TV: 4TH
SUB: 2ND&3RD
SPEAKERS: 2nd set pretty much, with the occasional swapping fronts for new fronts and moving them to rears
PROJECTOR: 3RD

I think I have a problem, but please don’t try and fix me:popcorn:
 

EM3

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ummm hmmmm lets see

Tv I want to say was a DLP but i cant remember the namebrand maybe Samsung. Everything else was HTiB Onkyo, Gradually upgraded to Klipsch speakers which I still have and use as well as an SVS sub still have and I have had a couple of integrated amps mostly Onkyo and now a Yamaha. To be honest the Onkyo pairs better with the Klipsch speakers. I think the Yammy tones them down too much for movies but for music it works. My first dvd player was my ps2 but I held off buying a dedicated player because of the DIVX and DVD war. After that war ended I went out and bought a dedicated dvd player. All I can remember was that it wasn't cheap, big, heavy and slow. You know I just realized I have the same speakers for about 15 years or longer. I guess that makes looking at speakers for a 2 channel rig a little more easy to swallow if they cost more.
 

firestorm

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I'm technically still using my first, in a few ways. I didn't get a surround receiver until I think 2004, when I bought the Yamaha RX-V1300. I already had a pair of Boston Acoustics HD8 bookshelf speakers, and I used old Fisher Studio Standard tower speakers (15" woofers) in the back. It wasn't long after that, I bought my Paradigm CC270 center. The next year, I bought Paradigm Monitor 7 towers, and moved the BA HD8s to the back. And that's basically been my audio system since then. I do have the Paradigm Monitor 9 towers I repaired, with those currently up front. I have a pair of Monitor 1 bookshelves that would be better rears, but I don't want the HD8s for music upstairs; they're just too hollow in the middle, compared to the Monitor 1 speakers.

For video, we had a Song Wega 27" for a while. I don't remember when I bought the Panasonic TH-50PX80U 50" plasma, but it's been a while, and it's still my HT screen.
 

Wirehed

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Hmmm.

25" Proscan TV
Sony LaserDisc player
Sony tower speakers (fronts)
Sony center (it was tiny)
Scott bookcase speakers in the rear
Sony prologic receiver (I just gave this to a friend in November, it still works)
I had two VHS players, but I can't tell you what they were.
Scott turntable. (I still have this)
Can't remember what my first CD player was, but I had one.
Realistic dual tape deck.


--the TV is still in my workshop, and the Laserdisc player is in storage along with other gear I've owned)