The first system you had that was "high end/audiophile", by you standards

I did have some others before, but the first system that hooked me on this passion/hobby and would still be pretty good today was:

Stacked Large Walnut Advents, with the top ones upside down so the tweeters were close together,
Yamaha CA-1000 integrated (usually run in the class A mode)
Yamaha top end direct drive turntable (YP-800?) with ADC XLM II cartridge 
Yamaha CT-7000 tuner
Early Monster interconnects and speaker cables 
Advent cassette deck
Teac reel to reel with 10" reels (model ?)

The first thing(s) that were replaced was the Large Advents that gave way to a pair of 
Dahlquist DQ-10.

From that system I have gone on to several others that I have enjoyed, but I do remember that first one.

ya Bill the sense of history, legacy and sonic evolution is part of the journey. I still have my parents 1965 MX110 Z and 1961 MC240 as the core of my vintage system. I remember the day they arrived with the big Bozaks in winter 1965.
@tomic601 - and I'll bet that system can sound fabulous. I was supposed to hear a pair of Concert Grands or whatever the big daddy Bozak was (owned now by the son) but never happened. I'm using an MX110z in the vintage system, as you may know. Lots of tubes, knobs and chrome. Whoa! :)
This was around 1994-95:
Linn LP12 turntable
Aragon 47K phono preamp
Sonic Frontiers SFL-1 preamp
Dynaco Stereo 70 amp
Vandersteen 1B speakers
Pioneer Elite PD-65 cd player
Kimber Cables
ASC tube traps

One of the best audio synergy I have experienced.  I still remember that system!
1974: Dynaco SCA-35 integrated amp, an AR-XB turntable (don’t remember the cartridge, but probably a Shure), and AR 4xa speakers.  All bought with summer job earnings after my freshman year in college.  
@whart , Darn close. In 73 I had a pair of large advents and a pair of Klipsch Heresys a Fuzzlinear 700 and a  Marantz 7C. I did not get into ARC stuff until much later. I did pass through CJ territory. By the time I knew anything about Quads I had drifted into Acoustat.