This is a great story by Brian McMillan as he tries to get his vinyl collection organized and out of storage.
Post written by Brian McMillan:
Music has always been a cherished aspect of my life. In 1980 I purchased this stereo system from High Fidelity there on Lavaca Street a couple of blocks south of 19th Street (this detail only matters to Austinites of that era). The system is comprised of a McIntosh 4100 receiver (100 Watts/channel), a Thorens TD 147 turntable, a Tandberg TCD 320 cassette deck and a pair of ADS 810 speakers (not pictured). Amazingly enough through 38 years of countless moves and innumerable debacles, my vinyl albums and stereo are in pristine condition. Since my injury 15 years ago this stuff has been created in my basement. Today I took it out and reassembled it. Ahh… music to my ears. Timeless, it reminds of places I’ve lived, people I’ve love, the life I’ve enjoyed (including blackouts I survived though a little dodgy on the details). Which reminds me, I need to amend my will to stipulate these components, including the vinyl albums, stay together as a unit (not to be resold on eBay). What’s in your basement?
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