Seminal moments in Hi-Fi
Okay something a bit less heavy than the last few hours have provided. It's fun, it's funky, it's completely pointless...
Many people have suggested, probably unfairly to Thorens, that the Linn Sondek "invented" hi-fi. It undoubtedly represents a seminal point in the development of home audio even if you attribute it to something else ! ? !
What are the other seminal moments or products?
My starter for ten is the CD63 Ken "Dishwasher" special.
I read lots of reviews and then I went and auditioned it and I spent two happy hours listening to it through my own speakers and amp, loud, playing track after track after track. The shop knew I'm sure after a couple of minutes at most that they'd made a sale but they just left me be.
It was the first CD player that I'd ever had any hope of affording that could stand in company with my Sondek. Not match it let alone beat it, but I no longer chose what music to listened to based upon whether it was vinyl or CD. It changed the way I listened to music.
I vote it a seminal product - one that brought the ability of the best CD players to a realistic market for the first time.