Audio Anthropology

    Amped Up

    Art Dudley’s personal, well-worn copy of The Tube Amp Book,…

    Portable Audio, 1960s-Style

    A classic AR-XA turntable, circa 1960s. As Ivan Berger noted…

    On the Case

    We couldn’t find any information on this Telefunken Musikkoffer (music…

    One Speed Is All You Need

    Detail of the front panel of a 1970s MAC-1900 receiver,…

    Praiseworthy Achievement

    A stunning Harman Kardon Citation II B power amplifier. Designed…

    Raw Power

    1977 Klipsch Decorator loudspeaker, companion to the one featured in…

    Diamonds and Rust

    Point taken: yes, you could get a Grado XTE+1 cartridge…

    Big Macs

    More rarities from The Audio Classics Collection: a pair and…

    In Rare Form

      Astounding finds: a JBL Metregon speaker system alongside a…

    Rotating Staar

    In keeping with our Issue 150 theme, the mighty Audio…

    Swept Away

    The Klipschorn Decorator Birch was a less-expensive unfinished version of…

    Big Mac

    A MAC Audio Company MAC-1900 receiver. Made by McIntosh in…

    Phone-ing It In

    And he continues to animate the party…the Continental 401 tape…

    Vertical Integration

    Courtesy of Paul’s Posts reader Joseph Pickel: “My grandmother worked…

    The Nice Price

      The McIntosh CR 4 Satellite System Control. Per Steve…

    The 8-Track Mind

      A shrine to 8-track tape! Taken at The Telegraph…

    Beam Me Up, Scotty

    The chic way to rock out! Circa 1960s ad for…

    Spring Is in the Airwaves

    A pair of ultra-rare circa 1970s KA/Kustom Acoustics loudspeakers, model…

    Plug and Play

    Revox PR 99 Mk II reel-to-reel deck, introduced in 1980.…

    She Had a Hat

    Classic elegance: a circa 1960s KLH Model 24 loudspeaker, from…

    Nothing Short of a Miracle

    Burmester Model 001 CD player. As a component that’s almost…

    Ambient Music

    The Luxman L3 integrated amplifier, sporting one of the coolest…

    Crowning Achievements

    A Fisher 440-T receiver circa 1964. By this time, transistors…

    Take Me to the Pilot

        A late 1950s or early 1960s Pilot Radio…

    Trust the Experts

    “The sound that inspired a generation”: an original pair of…

    Something for Everyone

    Make that more than 100 years. 1975 ad for the…

    Lend Me Your Ears

    A circa late 19th or early 20th century proto-jukebox. Listeners…

    Timeless Elegance

    A stunning Philips GA 312 turntable, circa late 1970s. People…

    45 Degrees of Separation

    A rare pair of Sequerra Model TI MK. II ribbon…

    X Marks the Sweet Spot

    Elegant simplicity: the legendary Fi X amplifier, designed by the…

    On Our Radar

    Quad ESL-57 electrostatic loudspeaker. it’s missing its stands, but otherwise…

    Reeling ‘Em In

    Simple design, good sound: A Dynaco Mark III mono power…

    Adventureland

    No needles to change, and glorious new purity of tone…how…

    Our Heads Are Spinning

    Fit for a King (Marilyn King of the King Sisters,…

    Casual Listening

    We can never be this cool. From Audio, September 1966.…

    Elusive Butterfly

    That butterfly isn’t giving up the sweet spot. From Audio,…

    Tangerine Dream

    We don’t know if this produced uncolored sound or not.…

    Where the Action Is!

    Man, I can dig it! Take me to school! From…

    Ears in the Clouds

    As anyone who’s heard one knows, they weren’t kidding. From…

    Goin’ to the Bank!

    This is a fax I received from Les Paul in…

    Realistic Sound

    Say what? I’ll bet the creative director wasn’t a woman.…

    Now Hear This!

    When the Admiral speaks, they listen!   They went all…

    Silent Partner

    This guy likes to relax while listening. From Audio, November…

    Basic Hi-Fi-Manship

    Who needed audio forums back then, with this kind of…

    It Came from LA…

    Moderate size and cost” must have meant something different at…

    An A1 Speaker System

       

    Some Assembly Required

    In 1962 Allied Radio and Masonite partnered to offer this…

    The Truth Isn’t Out There

       

    Domestic Harmony

    Les Paul and Mary Ford in their native habitat. Audio…

    It’s Hip to be Square

    Everything But the Kitchen Sink

    Art Goes on Record

    Reel dancing! Mercury “Living Presence” stereo tape, catalog number MDS5-4.…

    Tale of the Tape

    John Seetoo saw this TEAC 4300 tape deck on a…

    Speaker Misplacement

      In its day the Teac A-3340S was the machine…

    Pushbutton Paradise

    Hi-Fi tone for $99.95, complete with colored vinyl! That’s about…

    Half-Price Hi-Fi

    Half-price high fidelity! No tools required! OK, a few. 1957…

    We Are the NuTones

    And you thought they only made intercoms! 1966 NuTone ad.…

    The Lathe of Heaven

    Now that’s how to cut a record! Audio Engineering, February…

    Changers in the Night

    Now that’s what we call holiday gift-giving! Circa 1960s.  …

    All Kitted Out

    Something for everyone for the holidays from Audio Fidelity. From…

    In My Room

      I wish my audio system could do this! From…

    Twice the Fun

    Twice as much fun as a mono dance party! Stereo…

    Tube Tester

    I’m afraid to even turn this thing on. Jennings Model…

    Hittin’ the Note

    One of the most iconic taglines in advertising history, 1974.…

    Can You Dig It?

    This ad made you want to groove on a Marantz…

    Mirandized

    It has the right to remain silent, but who’d want…

    Nothing Comes Close

    You know, they might have been right. From Audio, November…

    Set It Off

    I wonder how many people blew the speaker. Thanks to…
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