35 years ago, a little grey market hifi shop in downtown Atlanta. I nice Yamaha AX-500 integrated amplifier. I used that amp for nearly 20 years.
Also 35 years ago, HiFi Buys (still in business in Atlanta) a pair of Cerwin Vega D-3
In 1968 while stationed in Vietnam, I purchased a Pioneer turntable. At the time, I knew zilch about stereo equipment. I shipped it home, but it was stolen and never reached home.
In 1972 while stationed in Germany, I began building a system that I kept for ~20 years before giving it to my son: Pioneer SPEC4 power amp, Soundcrafstman SP4001 EQ/pre amp, SAE tuner, Technics SL-1600MK2 TT, Pioneer PL1000 TT, Rodec mixer, Teac X10R R2R (which I still have), dbx 224 noise reduction unit, dbx 3bx range expander, & Bose 901 speakers w/ chrome stands and active equalizer.