|The Absolute Sound’s Illustrated History of High-End Audio Volume 1: Loudspeakers Coffee Table Book|
One of my favorite Seinfeld episodes is when Kramer makes a coffee table book on, what else, coffee tables! There’s a classic scene at the end of the episode where he appears on Regis and Kathie Lee to talk about the coffee table book; and then he shows how the coffee table book on coffee table books also turns into… a coffee table!
I had a flashback to this episode when I read that The Absolute Sound will be publishing an illustrated guide to high end audio with the initial coffee table book volume to focus on speakers. I was hoping deep down inside that the coffee table book itself was secretly a speaker. That would be cool. You could have your friends over, show them the book, and then it could just start playing.
- The most significant loudspeaker designs of the last five decades
- Profiles of 44 of the high-end’s most influential loudspeaker manufacturers
- Exclusive new interviews with the founding fathers of the high-end loudspeaker industry
- Never-before-seen archival photos, many from the founders’ personal photo collections
- Richly illustrated timelines and commentary on landmark speakers and technologies
- Lavish photos of the most beautiful, state-of-the-art loudspeakers
- Classic and new TAS insights on the world’s most iconic loudspeakers