When I was a kid, my older brother had a series of very cool stereo equipment – from reel-to-reel recorders, eight track players, and turntables, to huge receivers and giant speakers. I, of course, was not allowed to touch any of this, but couldn’t wait to get my hand on it to play my Olivia Newton-John 45s. In any case, I have always loved the look and design of the audio equipment I remember from my boyhood. Alas, now I can relive the old analog days with Hi-Fi – The History of High-End Audio Design by Gideon Schwartz.

About Hi-Fi – The History of High-End Audio Design by Gideon Schwartz:

“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.”

Hi-Fi – The History of High-End Audio Design by Gideon Schwartz is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.