Okay, I have to confess. I have some old crap. I have the following from my days in the service, circa 1975:
· A Kenwood stereo amplifier, 83 watts (which was big in those days)
· A matching Kenwood tuner (which hasn’t been plugged in for some time)
· A Teac reel-to-reel SX-4300. A sweet machine, still works great.
· A Marantz direct-drive turntable
· A Pioneer cassette tape deck
· A Teac cd player hooked up to the stereo parts above (about 15 years old, probably)
· A pair of Pinnacle speakers, kick-ass (but small, compared to the Pioneer HPM-100 speakers that I blew up.
· About 1000 stereo record albums, all still good, well kept, with everything from Merle Haggard to Elton John to AC\DC.
· A lot of cassettes, a few 45’s, several dozen reel-to-reel tapes
Midway between the old and new:
· A portable boom-box, with a cd player, cassette, and radio
· A hand-me-down component stereo in the garage, with radio, cassette player
· A cell phone with one song on it: “Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree”
· A Sony PS-2 game console with several games, a guitar, and several Guitar Hero games, some driving games, and some 007 games (which sits in the basement and is almost never played)
· A conventional TV, connected to an antenna (getting us about a dozen channels for free). It’s on much of the time when we’re home. We watch sitcoms, movies, dramas, the network news, and public television, including documentaries
· A VHS/DVD player (one unit), plus another VHS and another DVD player in the basement
· Two more TV’s never used.
· A Kodak digital camera, now retired
· A Nikon digital camera, now out of service. I was using this a lot until it fell out of my bag and refused to wake up.
· A Sony digital camera, rarely used
· A cheapo digital camera that will hold about 16 pictures, very cruddy pics, but very small
· A radio alarm clock next to our bed and in the guest bedroom.
· Our tablet computers, which we use for work, shopping, and communication
· A desktop computer, used mostly for photos and a newsletter
· An older Macintosh, rarely used
· An old Dell laptop maybe 8 years old, not used
· A Lexmark all-in-one printer, with a scanner and copier
· A second-generation iPod with many songs
· A Panasonic Lumix camera
· A cell-phone with no music on it
Relatively new stuff:
· An iRiver music player with a 10g hard drive (maybe 5 or 6 years old, almost retired)
· A small Creative Zen music player (with a radio and voice recorder). I use this when I’m working out or riding my bike. It’s got about 15 albums on it. Sometimes, I play albums, sometimes random. No playlists
· A Roku unit for streaming Netflix to our TV.
My car has a radio, CD, and cassette player. We mostly listen to the radio, but we keep CD’s in the car and play them when we’re on the road.
My pickup has a radio and cassette player
I do lots of stuff with my computer, everything from recording music to making videos to writing poems and stories. Lots of stuff online.