My initial experience in "stereo" involved an orange and cream vinyl record player with built-in speaker. Two platters: The Jungle Book OST and Herb Alpert's Greatest Hits. In many ways, I've never moved on.
I cannot, will not stay off AudioGalaxy; am subscribed to a hard core of groups in the lounge/exotica/space age pop arena, namely PopNouveau, Exotica, LavaLamp, etc, etc. Maybe we're all the same person; who knows?
If you're ever in Brighton, I'll treat you to a latte; if you're ever on AG, look up "BibaGurl" (but call me "Georgy").
And, if you know the way to San Jose, give us a bell.