A trip down a very long memory lane


On another forum I came across a post from someone that listed a link to old issues of the Hi-Fi Stereo Review magazine. It goes back to 1958. I thought it was interesting to see the evolution of the industry over time. Reel-to-reel seemed quite popular through the 60s and into the 70s, which then changed to cassette sometime in the 70s, followed by compact disc. Some of the reel-to-reel brands I had never heard of.

There are interviews of stars, such as Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt, among others. I saw a review of the PS Audio 4.5 or 4.6 preamp (they liked it very much).

I thought it was all pretty interesting, though time consuming.

Here is the link: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/HiFI-Stereo-Review.htm

They also had issues of Audio magazine, which go back to 1974.

Here is the link: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Audio-Magazine.htm




That could take some time. 1958 was pretty cool. McIntosh was in there. Never knew Norelco was in audio. The debate between “audio disk” and tape. And actually a prediction that mono was dead and stereo was the new norm… wow.