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  • Birth of Stereo

    Imagine showing off your audio system to your buddies with these tapes in 1957 or 58!?!? The thought is simply mind boggling.

    Black Maskers recorded 5-5-56. LP released 8/59.

    Adventures in a Perambulator recorded 10-28-56. LP released 9-58.

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    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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  • #2
    That Stroller album cover is friggin' SWEET!


    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      I cant help but think in 2019 the PC police would somehow be triggered by the jacket cover.

    • Audioraven
      Audioraven commented
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      Heh-heh, so true!

  • #3
    whats with the one legged bobby?
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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      It’s a side view.

  • #4
    What's really interesting is reading about Binaural records, Binaural amplification and Binaural tonearms.
    ​​​​​​In 1940, Disney kicks off a sound revolution with Fantasia — the first commercial film released in stereo. “Fantasound”
    By about 1953-4 we where able to buy amps, records , and tonearms for home audio.
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    SOTA Star Sapphire x3, SME Series V x2, SME 309
    Sumiko Blackbirds & EVO III, SOTA Head Amps x3


    • #5
      I plugged in $12.95 into the inflation calculator for 1958, and it is equivalent to $116 today !