The newest piece of kit in my stereo setup is a Yamaha universal disc player (CD, DVD, DVD-A, SACD, MP3). Model S957 I think? It's about ten years old. It's solid and works fine... no complaints. Everything else (excepting the sub) dates from the 70s (Rotel integrated amp, a mix of Bose and Celestion speakers). It all still works and sounds great.
The Bose 501s are kind of mushy-sounding, true, but the crispness of the Celestions makes up for it.
Not that I think that is a good process, but in the eyes of that process if it had eyes.
That's literally all that's my system is consists of.
"I must say though, artists like Kurt or Thelonious Monk who people think have something to say of the highest importance but are really just suicidal or insane sort of freak me out. Why? Well, everyone thought Monk was really "out there" but they followed his lead and jazz changed. Turns out he really was insane and was finally locked up. Does that mean that the jazzers were wrong to follow him? No, but still." - STeVE