Notes: 272 pages, 300 images, hardcover. 10.625 inches x 8.125 inches.
About the publication: 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. *via Phaidon
Why it’s worth your time: As mentioned in the first paragraph, this book is great for anyone interested in the analog world of music.
Collectors, audiophiles, design nerds, and fans alike. Beautifully printed and with a little bit of knowledge on just about everything, Hi-Fi is a great place to begin or continue celebrating the tradition of an analog experience–hey, that’s our very goal! So buy your first, hundredth, or thousandth record, give it a spin, and leaf through this lovely book.