Perfect sound forever. In this fascinating memoir by poet Garrett Hongo, we sink deep into obsession. Hongo's passion for audio dates back to the 1960s, to his father's hi-fi setup (a belt-driven Empire 398G turntable) - here begins a quest that will lead him to the speakers and amps that will honour the music he wants to listen to. It is a journey of both liberation and fulfillment.
The search unites him with other audio acolytes - with collectors of decades-old audio equipment and designers of the latest tube technologies. It is a search that unfurls the history of the earliest amplifiers, the pre-history of the phonograph, the pioneers in the field of, well... listening.
It's a quest that is full of music - surf guitar, doo-wop, ghostly lutes, electric blues, operatic arias and even some Billy Joel.
Size: 242 x 162mm