A stunning Philips GA 312 turntable, circa late 1970s. People were wowed by its touch-sensitive illuminated controls.
Close up of the GA 312. The light-up controls are the three buttons along the bottom.
Photos of the GA 312 courtesy of Howard Kneller, who still has its original box!
Quad electrostatic loudspeaker ad, 1959. Many would say the tagline is still true today.
Another design that's stood the test of time: the Thorens TD 124 turntable, made from 1957 to 1965, and in its MkII version until 1967. It was reissued in 2020 in updated form as the TD 124 DD.
For those with more modest tastes and budgets, here's a Philips ad from the 1960s.Howard Kneller’s audio and art photography can be found on Instagram (@howardkneller, @howardkneller.photog) and Facebook (@howardkneller).