Old Hi-Fi Equipment Reviews

Many years ago I subscribed to several magazines like High Fidelity, Stereo Review and Audio mainly for the equipment reviews. I used to keep a list of the reviews for reference so that if I was interested in a piece of new or used equipment, I could see what the reviewers had to say. Today these may be useful again for the collector or nostalgia buff. Not all the years are complete but there are still over 5000 of these valuable reviews.

If you're looking for a copy of a review, I can supply one for $6.00 including postage in the USA. Five or more reviews ordered at one time are $5.00 each. (This is for a copy of one review only and not the whole magazine). A review generally runs two pages and sometimes includes advertising or other reviews on the same page. You can use the edit and find on page feature of your web browser to look for specific items. Email to rogerr4@earthlink.net

Audio

High Fidelity

Stereo Review

1952 to 1980

1981 to 2000

1954 to 1974

1975 to 1989

1961 to 1983

1984 to 1994

Other Magazine Articles of Interest

The Audio Interview: Mark Isham May 1996
The Audio Interview: Len Feldman April 1994
The Audio Interview: Brian Eno March 1993
The Audio Interview: Emory Cook September 1989
Bose: The Untold story behind the Bose-CU case Audio Dec. 1984 [4 pages]
The Audio Interview: Amar Bose Audio July 1983 [4 pages]
The Audio Interview: Rudy Bozak Audio May 1982 [5 pages]

Industry Leaders on the Radio (not for sale)

Do you remember old radio programs broadcast on WNCN-FM, WABC-FM and WRFM in the New York City area? On WNCN, there was Hi-Fi Workbench. On WABC and then WTFM was Men of Hi-Fi moderated by Harry Maynard. This list is only a portion of the programs that were broadcast. There was a partial transcript of Men of Hi-Fi titled “The Perfect FM Tuner” tha was published in Audio magazine in Jan 1972.

Sorry, These are in a mixed collection of quarter track 7” reels and I am not able to make copies at this time.

723
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM 45min (incomplete)

Ralph Glasgow (Stereosonics)
Hal Dennis (Rek-O-Kut),
Ivan Berger (writer)

725
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN 1963 90min

Ivan Berger (Moderator)
Jan Syrjala (Recordist)
Bob Gaulin (Magnosound)
Dave Jones (Recordist)

725
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM 1964
Recording Industry (Q & A) 90min

Ivan Berger-moderator
Jan Syrjala (AR Live vs Recorded)
Bob Gaulin (Magnosound)
Dave Jones (recordist)

727
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM
2/2/64
Tape Recording (Q & A)

Marty Gersten-moderator
Jan Syrjala (Electro-Acoustics)
Bob Gaulin (engineer)

727
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM
3/1/64
Testing Hi-Fi Components 100min

Marty Gersten-moderator
Ed Villchur (Acoustic Research)
Larry Klein (Stereo Review)
Harry Kolbe (Audio Workshop)Al Grundy (Schoeps)

729
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM
2/9/64
Can Electronics Add to Music Today?

Ivan Berger-moderator
Stu Sharp (musician)
Sam Vandivit (photographer)

728
Hi-Fi Workbench  WNCN-FM
3/7/64
Loudspeakers  100min

Eric Toline-moderator
John Karlson (
KRC Electronics)
Reubin Gus (Argos-X Electronics)

728
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM
3/15/64
Hi-Fi show in CA 80min (incomplete)

Martin Gersten-moderator
Ralph Rosenthal (Superex)
Larry Klein (Hi-Fi Stereo Review)
Joe Giovanelli (Audiotech Labs)

740
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM
3/29/64
FM Reception 100min

Martin Gersten-moderator
Lester Karg (president Karg Labs)
Victor Campos (cust svce mgr-KLH)
Harry Kolbe (Audio Workshop)

740
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM
4/5/64
Tape Recording and Editing 100min
Martin Gersten-moderator

Joel Tall (Editall)
Daniel Wolfert (independent recording engineer)

740
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM
4/12/64
Tape Recording

Stu Hegeman (Hegeman Labs)
Jay Stanton (
Stanton)
Harry Kolbe (Audio Workshop
Ivan Berger (writer)
Eric Toline (recording engineer)

 

740
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM
4/19/64
Tape Recorders  55min (beginning)
Martin Gersten-moderator

Bob Bowman (Tandberg)
Joe Benjamin (Miracord)

741
Hi-Fi Workbench  WNCN-FM
5/17/64
What Is Happening at WNCN ? 50min
Ivan Berger-moderator

Matt Ruben (WNCN)
Peter Sutheim (Radio-Electronics)

741
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM
5/31/64
Tape Recorders 45min (conclusion)

Martin Gersten-moderator
Bob Bowman  (Tandberg)
Joe Benjamin (Miracord)

741
Hi-Fi Workbench WNCN-FM
6/7/64

Charles Graham (FM Magazine)
Jerry Wesson (US Camera)

7104
Men of Hi-Fi
WABC-FM 1/20/66
Rating Hi-Fi Equipment  45min

Julian Hirsch (Hi-Fi Stereo Review)
Larry Klein (Hi-Fi Stereo Review)
Harry Kolbe (Audio Workshop)
Robert Berkovitz (Mattes)

7121
Men of Hi-Fi 
WABC-FM 3/66
Record and Tape Care  60min

Emory Cook (Cook Laboratories)
Dick Shahinian (Harman-Kardon)
Joe Giovanelli (Audio Magazine)
Joel Tall (Editall)

7121
Men of Hi-Fi
WABC 5/66
Hi-Fi and the Home Environment

Ted Schultz (Bolt ,Beranek &Newman) 
Dick Shahinian (Festival Acoustics)
Hans Fontel (Hi-Fi Stereo Review)
Ed Villchur (Acoustic Research)

7121
Men of Hi-Fi 60min
The Creative Use of the Tape Recorder 

Tony Schwartz (recordist)

7121
Men of Hi-Fi 7/66
Tape vs Records  60min

Chris Barter (Capitol-Angel)
Robert Gowlin (Magnesound)
Gordon Holt (Stereophile)

7121
Men of Hi-Fi
12/8/66
Psychoacoustics  60min

Ben Bauer (vice pres CBS Labs)
Larry Klein (Hi-Fi Stereo Review)
Ed Canby (Audio Magazine)

7121
Men of Hi-Fi
12/15/66
Do All Cartridges Sound Alike? 60 min

Larry Seligson (Consumers Union)
Walter Stanton (
Pickering)
James Kogan (Shure Brothers)

 

7121
Men of Hi-Fi
How Good is Japanese Hi-Fi? 60min 

Robert Yoshida (Panasonic)
R Von Sacken (Pioneer)
Bill Kosuga (Kenwood)
Henry Akia (Sony)

7133
Men Of Hi-Fi
WABC-FM
What’s on Peoples Minds About Hi-Fi ?

Joe Giovanelli (Audio Magazine)
Larry Zide (American Record Guide)
Larry Klein (Hi-Fi Stereo Review)

7138
Men Of Hi-Fi
WABC-FM 9/17/67
Preview of the 1967 Hi-Fi Show 60 min

Bill Stocklin (Electronics World)
Adrian Price (IHF)
George Simon (Rec Arts & Sciences)
Jay Lebow (IHF)

7138
Men of Hi-Fi
9/24/67
How to Select a Tape Recorder

Ivan Berger (Author)
Stan Grossman (Elpa)
Larry Klein (Hi-Fi Stereo Review)
Bob Bowman (Tandberg)

7138
Men of Hi-Fi
10/1/67
New Recording Techniques & Hi-Fi  60 min

Dr Ray Dolby (Dolby Labs)
Ed Canby (Audio Magazine)
Steven Temmer (
Gotham Audio)
Mark Oba (Elite Recording)

7138
Men of Hi-Fi
10/8/67
How Good is Popular Record Criticism ? 60min

Bob Messenger (Popular Artist)
Bill Wollheim (Critic)
Rex Reid (Hi-Fi Stereo Review)

7140
Men of Hi-Fi 
WABC-FM 10/22/67
How Good Are Earphones ? 60min

Hans Fontel (Stereo Review)
Charles Ray (Superex)
R Von Sacken (Pioneer)
Martin Lang (Koss)

7140
Men of Hi-Fi
10/27/67
How Reliable Are Transistors ?  60min

Carl Turner (RCA)
Len Zohl (Dynakit)
Martin Rayfin (Patent Attorney & Hi- Fi Bug)

7144
Men of Hi-Fi 
WABC-FM 12/67
The Modern Composer Looks at Hi-Fi

Jack Holzman (Electra Records)
Charles Wernan (Columbia & Princeton)
Chan Winson (
Columbia Univ)
Mario Davidowsky (
Columbia Univ)

7144
Men of Hi-fi 12/67
Mahler and High Fidelity

Jack Deither (Brucker & Mahler Society)
Mchura (
Columbia)
Seymore Solomon (Vanguard)

7144
Men of Hi-Fi 12/67
The Economy Record and Hi-Fi

Paul Myer (Columbia)
Jack Cohen (Capitol)
Roger Hall (RCA)

7144
Men of Hi-fi 12/67
Sound and Children

Tony Schwartz (Sound Designer)
Leo Irera (Art Director)
 

7147
Men Of Hi-Fi  
WABC-FM 1/14/68
How Good are  Hi-Fi Specifications ?

Milt Snitzer (Electronics World)
Larry Klein (Stereo Review)
Harry Kolbe (Consultant)

7147
Men of Hi-Fi
12/17/67
How Good Are Home Cartridge Players ?

Edward Hansen (Philips)
Mary Roseberg (Harmon-Kardon)
Bob Furst (Harmon-Kardon)
Bert Groveman (Bogen)

7147
Men of Hi-Fi
12/31/67
Big Band and High Fidelity

George Simon (American Record  Academy)
George Angfer (
Columbia Records)
Brad Mcewen (RCA

7151
Men Of Hi-Fi 
WABC-FM 2/18/68
How Much Further Can We Go   with Hi-Fi ?

Larry Zide (Db Magazine)
John Bubbers (
Pickering)
Saul White (Empire)

7151
Men of Hi-Fi
2/4/68
What’s on Peoples Minds About Hi-Fi ?

Pete Suthiem (Radio-Electronics)
Herb Siminoff (Leonard Radio)
R Von Sacken (Pioneer)

7151
Men of Hi-Fi
1/28/68
The FM Cartridge Tuner

George Reden (Panasonic)
Jack Whalen (GWElectronics)
Harold Wally(Wally’s
Stereo City)
Jerrold Koenig (Chancelor Electronics)

7151
Men of Hi-Fi
2/11/68 
Is The Medium The Message ?

Jerome Aco (Author, Editor)
Father John Calkin (Fordham)

7168
Men of Hi-Fi  WRFM-FM
11/10/68
Hi-Fi in The Recorded Past

Paul Kresh (Stereo Review)
David Hall (NY Public Library)
Dr Lawrence (Bulletin of Recorded Sounds)
Steven Potter (American Record Guide)
Jack Deither (ARS)

7168
Men of Hi-Fi
11/24/68
A Discussion with Glenn Gould  50min

John Mclure (Columbia)
Glenn Gould (Pianist)

7168
Men of Hi-Fi
10/27/68
The Contemporary Scene in Hi-Fi  50

John Tonemy (Vanguard)
Danny Field (Elektra)
Ken Silverbush (Advertiser)
Peter Munbase (
Columbia)

7172
Men of Hi-Fi WRFM-FM
12/1/68
Hi-Fi Abroad  60min

Robert Yoshida (Panasonic)
Bud Childs (Elpa-Thorens))
John Bubbers (
Pickering)

 

 

7172
Men of Hi-Fi
12/8/68
Who is The Hi-Fi Customer Today ? 60

Joe Lesley (Advertising)
Jay Schwab (Sam Goody)
Jeff Berkowitz (Panasonic)

7172
Men of Hi-Fi
2/15/68
What is The State of Speaker Design Today ? 2 Hrs

Chuck Mcshane (Acoustic Research)
James White (Harvard)
Marty Gersten (Rectilinear)
Don Grieg (Era Acoustics)

7185
Men of Hi-Fi   WRFM-FM
1/5/69
Tape vs Records

Herb Horowitz (Empire)
Larry Klein (Stereo Review)
Peter Sutheim (Writer)

7185
Men of Hi-Fi
1/19/69
Bartok and High Fidelity

Peter Bartok (Son)
Kibor Sirley (Composer)
Enhugh Kasten (
Columbia)

7185
Men of Hi-Fi
1/26/69
Edwin Armstrong-Man of Hi-Fi  Part 1

Marion Armstrong (widow)
Larry Lessing (Author)
Dana Raymond (Lawyer)
Abe Boron (President NBFM)
John Bose (Assistant)
Norm Hasery (Bantam Books)

7185
Men of Hi-Fi
2/2/69
Edwin Armstrong-Man of Hi-Fi Part 2

7192
Men of Hi-Fi WRFM-FM
2/9/69
What’s on People’s Minds About Hi-Fi ?

Joe Giavanelli (Audio)
Len Feldman (Audio)
Ted Widmer (Dealer-Audio East)
Larry Klein (Stereo Review)
Herb Allso (FM Guide)

7192
Men of Hi-Fi
2/23/69
What’s Happening on the FM Sub-  Carrier ?  Part 1

Al Magasea (General Background Music)
Bill Wolreon (Muzak)
Joe Laskar (WRFM)

7192
Men of Hi-Fi
2/16/69
What’s New In Earphones ?

Howard Souther (Koss)
Horace Anchorman (Sennheiser)

7192
Men of Hi-Fi
3/2/69
How Are People Using Their Tape Recorders Today ?

Colin Hammons (Revox)
Bob Bowman (Tandberg)

7193
Men Of Hi-Fi WRFM-FM
3/16/69
What’s Happening On The FM Sub- Carrier ?  Part 2

Al Magasea (General Background Music)
Bill Wolreon (Muzak)
Joe Laskar (WRFM)

7193
Men of Hi-Fi
3/23/69
How To Judge Hi-Fi Quality In Record Listening

Larry Klein (Stereo Review)
Bill Walheim (Stereo Review)

7193
Men of Hi-Fi
6/1/69
FM vs AM

Bill Schwartz (WNEW)
Dave Hahn ( (WNEW)
David Hollinger (WTFM)
Alec Smallins (American FM Network)

7193
Men of Hi-Fi
4/20/69
Cable FM

Charles Snyder (Manhatan Cable)
Ted Schulz (
Sterling)
Herb Michaels (CATV Time-Life)

7284
Men Of Hi-Fi
WABC-FM 1/19/67
The Concert Hall and Hi-Fi

Peter Serkin (Pianist)
Ed Villchur (Acoustic Research)
Russell Johnson (Bolt, Beranek, and Newman)

7284
Men of Hi-Fi
1/26/67
Hi-F- and The Cultural Explosion

Glenn Gould (Pianist)
Dr Balmo (
Princeton)
Tom Fodd (
Columbia Records)

7284
Men of Hi-Fi
2/2/67
Battle of the Tape Speeds

William Cawlfield (Ampex)
Herm Bernstein (Audio Magazine)
Robert Creed (Engineer)
Ed Buxbaum (Art Director)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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