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Absolute Sound Illustrated History of High End Audio - Electronics

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At last! Volume Two of TAS’ celebrated history of the high-end audio industry is here. Preorder Now.* The essential follow-up to our acclaimed Volume One: Loudspeakers, this lavishly illustrated, 336-page, large-format, hardbound book celebrates the high end’s iconic electronics manufacturers. Featuring 97 profiles of the high-end’s most influential electronics manufacturers from across the globe, this new volume includes: The most significant electronic designs and technological milestones from the acoustic era through today’s vanguard. Exclusive essays authored by Nelson Pass and Bob Carver on the greatest solid-state and tube amplifiers of all time, plus a technical history from Scott Frankland. Revealing new interviews with the founding fathers of the high-end electronics industry. Beautiful, never-before-seen archival photos—many from personal photo collections—of rare, iconic, and state-of-the-art products. Richly illustrated timelines of each company’s landmark offerings. See for yourself. Take a look at the preview downloads below, and reserve your first edition copy of Volume Two of the Illustrated History of High-End Audio today! Don’t wait—the first 2500 limited edition copies will be signed and numbered.


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