Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design by Gideon Schwartz Phaidon Book
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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.
Gideon Schwartz is a New-York born and based former attorney who retired from law to pursue his passion for audio equipment. The founder of ultra-high-end audio equipment company Audioarts, Schwartz has been a self-described 'audio-nut' since childhood, and is driven by the search for what he calls 'musical truth'.
Hardcover, 10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in., 272 pages, 300 illustrations