I have enjoyed listening to (and playing) music since I was in my early teens. In those days my brothers and I had a cheap, nameless, all-in-one system that included a turntable, AM-FM radio and an 8-track tape player. Over the years my passion for music has continued unabated while my audio system has grown commensurate with my disposable income. My musical tastes run the gamut from blues and classical to jazz and classic rock. Media formats include reel-to-reel, cassettes, LP's and CD's.
I pretty much stopped buying audio gear (hardware and software) in the mid 90's after I got married and my 1st son was born. Last year that same son graduated from Rockband (the X-Box game) to real drums. I bought him a used set of Tama's and he was happy as a clam. Unfortunately he lives with his mother (we are separated) who tired quickly of his new passion. So I set him up in my basement man-cave which is 18' x 24' and virtually soundproof. He plugs his I-Pod Touch (MP3 player) into the Aux 2 input on my Onkyo pre-amp, cranks up the volume and plays along with the music. After months of almost daily practice he'd gotten pretty good at it and began inviting some of his musician friends over to jam. One day, just for yucks, I dug out my GK-55 and Marshall amp and sat in with them. (My hair may be gray but I can still rock!) Now we've come full circle and I've got the bug again too...
For those who are interested my audio system components are listed below. (Purchase dates are in parentheses.) As you can see I have 4 Carver amps. Each amp is bridged in mono and drives one speaker/sub-woofer. Probably a bit of overkill but the Legacy's love to be pushed hard and frankly I still like to feel the music the way I did when I played in a power rock trio in the late 70's and 80's.
Hope I didn't bore you too much.
Ciao for now!
Other: AC Richter Scale (89), Onkyo Grand Integra P-308 (87), Teac C-3RX (82), Teac X-10R (79), Technics SL1200 (78)
Speakers: Legacy Super Satellites (88), Legacy Subs (89), Design Acoustics DA-30 (78)
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein