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In LA seeing Lallopalooza in a limo after I won a "Sounds" contest on channel 7 - first and only tv contest I have entered.   we declined to meet Green Day as we couldn't be bothered as another band w

I was working at Grenfell Hi Fi in Adelaide CBD selling all kinds of gear like Duntech, ME, Sonique, Classe etc.

I was working then and used to go down to Pitt St second hand records shops, especially Ashwoods and Lawsons etc, flipping through vinyls for hours, especially Ashwood had two levels. Oh what a good o

In LA seeing Lallopalooza in a limo after I won a "Sounds" contest on channel 7 - first and only tv contest I have entered.   we declined to meet Green Day as we couldn't be bothered as another band was about to start - lol.  did not think they would still be around 25 years later.

Damn awesome.

 

 

 

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I was working at Grenfell Hi Fi in Adelaide CBD selling all kinds of gear like Duntech, ME, Sonique, Classe etc.

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I was living on the Gold Coast with no interest in hifi.

 

It was milestone year in a few ways.

 

It was the year I moved out of home.

 

It was the year I completed my university degree after studying part time and working full time.

 

I also became an uncle for the first time.

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Building the house I'm in, fishing, shagging,drinking,reading,listening to music.

Pretty much what I'm still doing.

and if you went back to 84 it would be the same minus the house and if you went back to 74 it would be the same. 64 it would of been building meccano and listening to parents music, drinking milk and reading Dr Seuss.

 

God what a boring life eh.

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1 minute ago, Luc said:

Building the house I'm in, fishing, shagging,drinking,reading,listening to music.

Pretty much what I'm still doing.

and if you went back to 84 it would be the same minus the house and if you went back to 74 it would be the same. 64 it would of been building meccano and listening to parents music, drinking milk and reading Dr Seuss.

 

God what a boring life eh.

Good to hear the little blue tablets are working 😉

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18 minutes ago, jakeyb77 said:

Last year of High School, was a bloody great year. Would go back to that time in an instant. 

Every school i ever ''attended'' has been demolished 

hmmm i wonder why?

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29 minutes ago, metal beat said:

In LA seeing Lallopalooza in a limo after I won a "Sounds" contest on channel 7 - first and only tv contest I have entered.   we declined to meet Green Day as we couldn't be bothered as another band was about to start - lol.  did not think they would still be around 25 years later.

Damn awesome.

 
 

 

 

In LA as well, on a 6 week training course for work, had enough of LA within week 2...  :(.  Was thinking of going to the Lallopalooza that was at Cal State just to see the Beastie Boys, but tickets were sold out  :(

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10 minutes ago, kab said:

Every school i ever ''attended'' has been demolished 

hmmm i wonder why?

I got advised that “the last two years are not compulsory” and I have never received an invite to any reunions lol 

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1 minute ago, jakeyb77 said:

I got advised that “the last two years are not compulsory” and I have never received an invite to any reunions lol 

My ex classmates are in jail dead or MIA.

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45 minutes ago, rantan said:

I was working at Grenfell Hi Fi in Adelaide CBD selling all kinds of gear like Duntech, ME, Sonique, Classe etc.

In 1994 , I was buying  Sonique, Micrex and Meridian from Grenfell HiFi !!

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1994 ? getting right into the hifi thing...

 

stuff like CD transports and dacs were all the range ... 

 

was enjoying a esoteric spinner feeding a valve dac....

 

still have the valve dac :D switch it on now and then to reminisce 

 

most of everything else from that era is long gone... though still have an audio alchemy headphone amp also from that time :) 

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Lol great responses from people.

 

i think 94 I was working in Claremont , pretty sure my system was Rega planar 3, Sony x77es cdplayer, nakamichi ca5/pa7 (s/h) and dynimage speakers. 

 

All from either frank prowse, Vince Ross and simply hifi 

 

would have been 27 at the time 

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12 minutes ago, cafe67 said:

i think 94 I was working in Claremont , pretty sure my system was Rega planar 3,

sadly by then I was well and truly under the mis apprehension that vinyl was dead...would be another 5 years before I rediscovered vinyl via  a rega p25 :)  

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First trip to Hawaii 🏄🏻‍♂️🏄🏻‍♂️🏄🏻‍♂️..........got me hooked and back every year since...........🏝🏝🌺🌺🏄🏻‍♂️🏄🏻‍♂️

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Sunderland in NE England. A place accurately described to me as the boil in the armpit of the world. So bad, left the UK at the end of the year and never went back except to visit family. HiFi wise, very UK flat earth with LP12/Ekos/Asaka Naim 42.5/HiCap/110 and Linn Kans. Bought a Sony Discman to experiment with and to travel with. Still got the LP12. 

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2 hours ago, Luc said:

Building the house I'm in, fishing, shagging,drinking,reading,listening to music.

Pretty much what I'm still doing.

and if you went back to 84 it would be the same minus the house and if you went back to 74 it would be the same. 64 it would of been building meccano and listening to parents music, drinking milk and reading Dr Seuss.

 

God what a boring life eh.

I don't know mate?

Childhood sounded crap. But boy, have you made up for it since then.

I mean all that fishing!

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2 hours ago, cafe67 said:

Lol great responses from people.

 

i think 94 I was working in Claremont , pretty sure my system was Rega planar 3, Sony x77es cdplayer, nakamichi ca5/pa7 (s/h) and dynimage speakers. 

 

All from either frank prowse, Vince Ross and simply hifi 

 

would have been 27 at the time 

Gosh bought my first system from Vince Ross in in 1976. It was a Rotel tt with a Shure cart. A Kenwood Amp, Kenwood cassette player and 2 huge Cerwin Vega tower speakers. Those speakers were great party speakers. But fidelity wise they were pretty crap. But my mates were impressed.

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Living in Brunei, sounds via Rock mk II (same one I have now), Misssion Cyrus 2 and PSX and a pair of DM2 speakers.

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2nd year of Uni (doing some 1st year subjects again as I enjoyed wine, women and song a bit too much) and was introduced to NAD and a pretty decent Uni student hi fi. 

...and that you could enhance your VHS viewing experience by plugging it into said stereo. The Lion King was a watershed moment. (Could've been the joints being toked at the time) but that soundtrack stood out! 😂

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Finishing my degree after 5 years and really looking forward to getting into work. 25 years later, I long for those old days .

 

Did manage to work in some dodgy Hobart bottle shop for a bit which allowed me to go to Qantum and get my paws on on Japanese made Yammy receiver and cd player. All this fed to some god awful speakers from Vinnies but it mattered little as long as it was loud!

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A bit hazy for sure

 

but about then I was buying from "clay's hifi" at Mermaid Beach Gold Coast...

 

glad to see Clay Gieseler still involved in the industry making DACs...

 

and im still listening...

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5 hours ago, t_mike said:

I was spending a bit of down time with Roger Rogerson.

I'll bite. More information, please.

 

Working a public service job, in the newish (since 1992) Teleservice Centre segment. First child on the way. Bought my block of land and required 20%deposit as it was a rural block.

 

Listening to the Sony Home Theatre package (with APM front speakers). Included a 5 disc CD player, and a dual cassette deck. Dreaming of Richter Dragons

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Living in my first home age 23, separated from partner who I bought the house with so had a boarder and 2nd job to pay the mortgage. My old man gave me his Rotel receiver and Interdyn speakers at 20 which I stupidly traded in on a Yamaha Dolby Pro Logic receiver and base model Jamo speakers.

 

Would be another few years till I discovered Trevor Lees shop and the habit truly kicked in. Not sure what year is was but I was in the shop when Trevor had his first demo of a DVD player, a mind blowing moment for all present. A couple of years later I paid around $1400 for a Sony ES player and around the same for a Sony Dolby Digital ES AVR. IIRC there were 7 DVD titles available in Oz when I got it, and 4 of them were bundled with the player.

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What a trip down memory lane. 

I was in my 2nd year as an apprentice carpenter. I had bought my first speakers, a pair of Bose 301's for $800 and had nothing to drive them. They sat in a box for months until i saved up enough to buy an amp. Weekly wage was about $200 back then, with not much to show after the weekend 😁

 

Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day and the Gunners were on constant play.............

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Third year apprentice, newly married (that went well.....) and a toddler. Music was primarily grunge and industrial with a good dose of techno. Broke as all hell.

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