The Home: Bigger Than Stereo

There has never been anything to compare with the sound of a Mighty Wurlitzer in full cry. Its rumbling, trumpeting majesty, its cooing, whimpering intimacy brought shivery pleasure to a generation of balcony sitters back in the golden age of the movie palace; saccharine with sentiment one moment, it was a hell-for-leather Marine marching band the next, and for many a movie fan, when the Wurlitzer sank out of sight into the bowels of the orchestra pit, the best part of the show was over.

Most cinemagoers today have forgotten the Mighty Wurlitzer along...

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