This page tracks Clara’s and my progress building a nostalgic home Hi-Fi system with components from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. We both blame my dad’s generosity giving us some of his old gear, and Techmoan.

This is a work-in-progress!

Loungeroom set

  • Stereo speakers: Bookshelf Mission 731 Pros
  • Receiver: Yamaha RX-V395
  • Turntable: Technics SL-J300R linear-tracking
  • Cassette deck: Yamaha KX-380
  • CD/LaserDisc player: Kenwood LVD-290
  • Graphic equaliser/visualiser: Pioneer GR-777, with amber filter

Walking set

  • Digital: Apple iPod 3G 15 GiB
  • Cassette: Sony Walkman WM-EX672
  • MiniDisc: Sony Walkman MZ-R900

To procure

  • MiniDisc deck, ideally a cute Onkyo or Sony
  • 7-inch, four-track reel to reel, ideally with auto-reverse
  • Self-hosted Spotify alternative, to publish audio behind a VPN