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The Gateway to High-Fidelity Audio Systems......

These large 1970s vintage stereo receivers were the gateway to high-fidelity audio systems for mainstream consumers..... The large analog tuner dials with other lights, knobs, and switches lured consumers into trying, and then often buying, these integrated systems......

And those who wanted better sound (aka audiophiles) would then delve into separates.

These behemoth receivers were often the way to instant audio/music gratification..... (Popular music and FM radio were a lot better in those days.... ) It seems that the allure of audio to the masses was never quite the same once those big receivers fell out of favor. The later receivers with the digital tuner displays just didn't have the same appeal of their earlier analog dial counterparts. (I also believe the later receivers had corners cut in design, often resulting in lifeless "solid state" sound.)

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  • The Gateway to High-Fidelity Audio Systems...... - Todd Krieger 01:18:31 03/30/24 (0)


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