Music: And Now, Stereo

Several million Americans currently own woofers, tweeters, featherweight pickups, three-position rumble filters and other strong magic for hearing music as it really sounds. Recently the hard-core hi-fiers. have been tuning their ears to even newer vibrations—the sounds of stereophonic tape. The record industry, with a fortune invested in disks, is sidling up to stereo tapes with the nervous caution of a man who fears he may be feeding the puppy that will bite him. The industry goes on with the feeding, though, because there is a possibility that the pup will grow up into a big commercial animal.

Simple monaural tape, in...

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