I bought my stereo system (still very much operational) in 1990/1. Rotel amplifier, Yamaha CD player and tape deck (I still play my tapes!), Akai radio tuner, Sound Research turntable, and Wharfedale speakers (made in Yorkshire in those days). Listened to Pink Floyd's "Us and Them" for all auditions. The best $3,000 I ever spent. It was a self-made financial windfall, which made it even sweeter.
I'm gradually copying my favourite LPs and tapes to CD, using Sound Forge. It is amazing how well my tapes have lasted (most 20-30 years old) - all chrome-bias Maxell or TDK. It is probably ridiculous to think I paid $570 for my Yamaha tape deck in 1991, but there weren't any CD burners then (well, not affordable, at least), and the Uni where I worked back then had a really good record club, where you could borrow from a vast list of LPs.
I suppose I could simply download the contents of all my old analog music, of course, but there's a certain "primitive" joy in processing it all through Sound Forge and Nero.