Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design
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A beyond-cool look at the world of high-end audio design for passionate collectors, obsessive audiophiles, and design fans
At a time when sales of vinyl records have hit a 25-year high, and analog technologies are providing the kind of extraordinary audio experiences that our increasingly digital world has started to remove, Hi-Fi is essential reading. This unique book explores just how, when, and why the world fell in love with the look, feel, and sound of top-of-the-line audio equipment. Hi-Fi traces this fascinating evolution from the 1950s to today (and tomorrow), taking readers right up to the current renaissance of all things analog and the emergence of cutting-edge designs for die-hard audiophiles.
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The first book to comprehensively cover the history of high-end audio design from the 1960s to the present day
Every type of high-end audio equipment is illustrated, including turntables, reel-to-reel, vacuum tubes, solid state amplifiers, speakers, valve amps, horn-loaded speakers and much more