November 1961 Popular Electronics
Table of Contents
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published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Here's a little more electronics
humor from the November 1961 issue of Popular Electronics magazine. This time the topic is stereo
equipment, which was a big deal in the era. Most equipment was still of the
vacuum tube variety, and the country was still enjoying the post-Korean war and
low inflation economy, so there was disposable income to be spent on creature
comforts. Hobby and home improvement magazines od the day were filled with
reviews and recommendations on receivers, speakers, phonographs, tape players,
tone arms, stylus types, cables, antennas, and all the support equipment.
Articles on room design for optimized acoustic properties included sound
absorbing ceilings, walls, and floors, speaker placement, furniture location for
the best stereo (and quadrophonic) experience, etc. If you look at the table of
contents pages for
in the 1960's through 1970's, you'll find many such articles - and of course
loads of advertisements.
Stereo as it affects --- by James P. Cullen
"I'm sorry to report that your living stereo ... has died."
"I'd like to try that anesthesia by stereo, but all I have are Desi Arnaz records."
"It's about my husband and that damn stereo, Doctor."
"With three women in the house, I don't think I could stand stereo."
Posted September 29, 2022
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