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Revealed: The Greatest Speaker of the Nineteen Seventies

In 1977, in a small office inside Wharfedale’s new production facility in Highfield Road, Bradford, a group of four young design engineers decided to do something very special to commemorate the company’s forty-fifth anniversary. The iconic Yorkshire loudspeaker marque was

Revealed: The Greatest Speaker of the Nineteen Seventies

In 1977, in a small office inside Wharfedale’s new production facility in Highfield Road, Bradford, a group of four young design engineers decided to do something very special to commemorate the company’s forty-fifth anniversary. The iconic Yorkshire loudspeaker marque was

John Westlake

One of the most respected digital designers around, in some ways John Westlake is the archetypal definition of a geek – but is highly creative and amazingly fluent talking about his specialist area of knowledge. From Pink Triangle and Cambridge

John Westlake

One of the most respected digital designers around, in some ways John Westlake is the archetypal definition of a geek – but is highly creative and amazingly fluent talking about his specialist area of knowledge. From Pink Triangle and Cambridge

ATC

The Acoustic Transducer Company was founded by Australian Billy Woodman in England in 1974. As its name suggests, the company started off by making loudspeaker drive units – specifically the 12″ PA75-314 bass driver, which was widely recognised for its

ATC

The Acoustic Transducer Company was founded by Australian Billy Woodman in England in 1974. As its name suggests, the company started off by making loudspeaker drive units – specifically the 12″ PA75-314 bass driver, which was widely recognised for its

QUAD

“Peter Walker had it in his mind that technology really was there to be used to achieve a result – low distortion and tonal accuracy – hence the slogan, ‘the closest approach to the original sound’”, says Quad’s Peter Comeau.

QUAD

“Peter Walker had it in his mind that technology really was there to be used to achieve a result – low distortion and tonal accuracy – hence the slogan, ‘the closest approach to the original sound’”, says Quad’s Peter Comeau.

Meridian

The world was a different place back in 1972. Colour television sets were bleeding-edge technology, quartz digital watches were for millionaires, and computers only appeared in sci-fi films like 2001: A Space Odyssey. “So many things that people have hobbies

Meridian

The world was a different place back in 1972. Colour television sets were bleeding-edge technology, quartz digital watches were for millionaires, and computers only appeared in sci-fi films like 2001: A Space Odyssey. “So many things that people have hobbies

Arcam

When classical guitarist John Williams wanted to play Rodrigo’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra in Cambridge, back in the early nineteen seventies, he turned to local university student John Dawson [pictured above left]. Having made a number of amplifier modules

Arcam

When classical guitarist John Williams wanted to play Rodrigo’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra in Cambridge, back in the early nineteen seventies, he turned to local university student John Dawson [pictured above left]. Having made a number of amplifier modules

The Onkyo story

Although names like Sony, Technics and Pioneer are synonymous with specialist Japanese separates hi-fi here in the UK, Onkyo is something of a mystery to most British audiophiles. There are various historical reasons for this, not least the discontinuity of

The Onkyo story

Although names like Sony, Technics and Pioneer are synonymous with specialist Japanese separates hi-fi here in the UK, Onkyo is something of a mystery to most British audiophiles. There are various historical reasons for this, not least the discontinuity of