Where did you buy your first audio gear?

I bought my first audio gear in a Post Exchange PX store in Baumholder Germany. I was a young soldier about 20 yrs old and bought a SAE amp and Preamp, Bose 901 speakers, Sony CDP-101 CD player and a Thorens TD 320 turntable. Where did you buy your first audio gear? What did you get?


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.