Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design
The History of High-End Audio Design
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
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 selfdescribed 'audio-nut' since childhood, and is driven by the search for what he calls 'musical truth'.