The Absolute Sound's Illustrated History of High-End Audio
Volume One: Loudspeakers

The Absolute Sound is pleased to announce its timely series of coffee-table-sized books on the evolution of high-performance audio—from its earliest days to the present. This definitive history profiles the key companies, products, and individuals who helped create this wonderful industry, as well as those who continue to push the envelop today.

The book series includes dedicated volumes on: loudspeakers; electronics; and front-ends/cables. TAS Editor-in-Chief, Robert Harley, says “This epic book is a 'must-have' for all audio enthusiasts.” 

All audiophiles, audio enthusiasts, and music lovers need to own this ultimate, insightful, “living history” of high-end audio!


Volume One focuses on the History of High-Performance Loudspeakers and includes:

  • The most significant loudspeaker designs of the last five decades
  • Profiles of 47 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 & technologies
  • Lavish photos of the most beautiful, state-of-the-art loudspeakers
  • Classic and new TAS insights on the world’s most iconic loudspeakers
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(Planned release is November, 2013)

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