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In which I indulge my fondness for outdated gear

I probably should not be looking at vintage stereo receivers on eBay, but the brushed silver faceplates, wood-grain enclosures, and amber- and green-lit analog meters are just so pleasing.

Plus, this sort of equipment reminds me of wandering the TV and stereo departments of mall stores when I was a kid.

Sadly, this kind of stuff is harder to justify than the row of old typewriters sitting on the shelf in my home office. At least with those, I can get some actual use out of all of them.