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Erläuterungen zu diesen US-AUDIO Seiten der 1950er Jahre

Die hier stehenden amerikanischen Artikel aus 1959 (aus der US-AUDIO) sind teilweise sehr gewöhnungsbedürftig, weil sie erstens aus einer längst vergangenen Zeit stammen und zweitens, weil dort in den USA ganz "anders" gedacht wurde als bei uns in Old Germany oder in Europa.

Vergleichbar mit unseren deutschen Hifi-Magazinen etwa ab 1962 ist jedoch, daß auch diese Zeitschrift ihre Anzeigen- Kunden und -Leser (be- oder ab- ?) werben mußte. - Weiterhin sind die Dimensionen des amerikanischen Kontinents mit den unseren hier in Europa nicht vergleichbar. - Ein Redaktions-"Trip" von New York nach Los Angeles oder Chicago oder gar in die Wüste nach Las-Vegas zu einer der CES- Audio- "Shows" war - auch mit dem Flugzeug - immer noch eine Weltreise. Und jede Ausstellung oder "Messe" wurde als "Show" deklariert. Und natürlich, in USA musste alles "Show" sein, um beim Publikum einige Aufmerksamkeit zu erzeugen.


Die monatliche Kolumne - Editors' REVIEW - das Editorial

With the presentation of papers from all over this country as well as from Europe and South America, the Eleventh Annual Convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) will take place at the Hotel New Yorker October 5th through the 9th 1959.

These papers will cover the newest theories, developments, and achievements in the audio field, and will include a thorough discussion of stereo. There will be a broad coverage of sound recording and reproduction.

The convention will be accompanied by the second "noiseless" exhibit of professional audio equipment, first introduced last year, and it is expected that the number of displays will triple those of last year.

Technical sessions will be presented on a three-a-day basis commencing at 9:00 a.m. on October 5 1959, and the annual banquet and presentation of awards will follow the cocktail party on Thursday, October 8.

The New York High Fidelity Show

Beginning on the same day and continuing for one day after the AES Convention closes, the New York High Fidelity Show will take place across the street from the New Yorker in the Trade Show Building -  but will most certainly not be "noiseless." People who come to see high fidelity equipment expect to hear it also.


The Institute of High Fidelity Manufacturers has just announced the dates and locations for the San Francisco and Los Angeles Shows.

In the Bay City, the location is Brooks Hall at the Civic Center, and the dates are January 27 to 31.

The Los Angeles show follows a few days later, opening at the Shrine Exposition Hall on February 10 and continuing through the 14th.

We will have further information about these two important shows during the next few months - you will still have plenty of time to arrange for your annual early-spring trip to the coast.

In the meantime, there are the Rigo shows in many of the smaller cities  - nearly one a week throughout the fall season -  along with the Chicago and New York shows - the former at the Palmer House from September 18-20, and the latter October 5-10, as mentioned above.

Paraphrasing the boast of the Philadelphia paper that "nearly everybody reads the Bulletin", we believe it is safe to say that "nearly everybody goes to the New York Show" - at least that is what you think when you are there.


Apparently we are not alone in deriding the supposed omniscience of consumer testing organizations  - the somewhat less than austere "Punch" had its innings in the January 14 issue, a copy of which we just received from Gilbert Briggs. Punch "analysed" copies of "Which?" and "Shopper's Guide", England's two consumer "guidance" journals.
This is one time we beat "Punch" to the punch - if you remember our editorial of April, 1957. And we have never had cause to change our opinion since.


Turning to another British publication, we find this interesting bit in the June 1959 issue of Wireless World. A chap writing under the "nom de plume" of "Free Grid" conducts a page each month titled "Unbiased", and his lead article studies the language to find a really good word for single-channel reproduction.

He believes the correct word is "monodic," after agreeing that monaural is more offensive than monophonic, which is just plain dreadful. Cause of it all was BBC's patronage of monophonic - which most of us use in this country as an improvement over monaural, and which is officially accepted by the IHFM.

Monodic, by the way, is a contraction of "monos" (one or single) and "hodos" (a way, path, or channel). Still quoting from Wireless World, we find that in such combinations the "h" is usually dropped, as in electrode.

The funny part comes when "Free Grid" attempts to find the right word for two stereo channels sharing the same radio channel - as in multiplex. He claims the word should be "homodic" - same channel - but he expects it to become known as "homostereo" to distinguish it from stereo broadcasting on two separate channels which might be called "heterostereo". He concludes by expecting that the Yanks - that's us - will probably fuse Latin and Greek and call it solo stereo casting.

All of which proves that there are many ways to have fun - but most of us never went to Oxford.

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