Audio Anthropology

    The Prospects Are Good

    Issue 173

    How many of these has anyone seen? It’s a circa 1960s JVC Nivico SRP-471E turntable. Not much information is available about these online.

     

    Detail shot of the SRP-471E. It plays 16 RPM records! And is that a variable speed control knob?

     

    This beauty was built to last. Courtesy of Howard Kneller, from The Audio Classics Collection.

     

    The most iconic audio ad of all time. Who cares if it’s not stereo? Maxell advertisement, circa 1970s.

     

    Philips Bi-Ampli sound, 1957 style. Bi-ampli wasn’t stereo; it was bi-amplification with two separate amps for the lows and the highs. Guess they never got around to Quad-Ampli.

     

    Are they looking for precious metals, or an entry into another dimension? Radio News, February 1929.

    Are they looking for precious metals, or an entry into another dimension? Radio News, February 1929.

     

    Howard Kneller’s audiophile adventures are documented on YouTube (The Listening Chair with Howard Kneller) and Instagram (@howardkneller). His art and photography can be found on Instagram (@howardkneller). He also posts a bit of everything on Facebook (@howardkneller).

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