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My first step into this hobby happened in 1990 when I got my first serious audio components:
   Vandersteen 2Ci speakers
   Sony TA-E2000 ESD preamp (Dolby Pro Logic)
   Bryston 3B amp (I still have this one)
   Pioneer LD player (I forget the model)

I used an old Pioneer receiver to drive the back speakers and used the television speakers for the center channel. A few years later I was kindof forced to upgrade and found a used pair of Apogee Acoustics Duetta Signatures. If you haven't heard Apogee speakers (they're out of business and no longer made) they're nothing short of amazing. They image like nothing I've ever heard before and have an almost cult following. True story: A fellow Duetta Signature owner visited my house and while playing some of his reference CDs, he got up and put his ear to the center channel speaker to make sure it really was disabled!

If you're an owner or want to be, there's both users group forum and a website dedicated to these excellent speakers.

The rest of my HT timeline:
 June 1995Another Bryston 3B amp
 January 1997Apogee LCR center channel speaker
 January 1997Adcom 5400 amp
 October 1999Toshiba SD2109 DVD player
 January 2001Apogee Centaurus Column surround speakers
 January 2001Marantz AV9000 preamp
 April 2001HTPC components ordered
 July 2001NEC Multisync LT150 projector

Use the navigation links in the upper right hand corner of this page to see aspects of my setup.


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