Wednesday, October 8, 2008
An extremely well-written, interesting, and funny blog post on WFMU's Beware of the Blog, and a greatly entertaining audio by Electro Voice circa 1958: their "ABCs of High Fidelity".
Read it and weep, for none of us can write this good. Listen to it and rejoice, for now you will be a hi fi expert! "High fidelity is simply the exact duplication of sound down to the minutest detail." But "sounds you probably can't hear, but you feel" is creepy.
Check out the cocktail party remarks at the beginning of Side 1:
"It's a great party, but I do wish they'd get rid of the transient distortion in that tweater. It's annoying!"
"Well, that doesn't bother me as much as the peaks in the mid-range."
"You're wrong, it's down 2 db from 3,000 to 5,000."
WFMU review and mp3 of
"ABCs of High Fidelity"
by Electro Voice