Music: Hi-Fis at Work

A "hifi" (for "high fidelity") is a man who believes that sooner or later he can hook up enough amplifiers, tone arms and speakers in his living room to make his recordings sound just as good as a performance in a concert hall—maybe better. Half a dozen years ago, there was hardly a platoon of them in the whole U.S. Last week in Manhattan, 15,000 of them trooped to the fourth annual hi-fi roundup, known as the Audio Fair. Partsmakers and plain fans, they took over 116 rooms of the New Yorker Hotel, set...

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