At a House Subdivided: 1950-1990
Objects Console stereo, ca. 1965
Console stereo, ca. 1965

Made by Zenith Radio Corp., Chicago, IL
Solid State model
Metal, plastic, wood

This stylish wooden console houses a Zenith Solid State record player featuring stereophonic high-fidelity sound, along with an AM-FM radio. Two speakers are mounted behind louvered doors, which can be closed to conceal the speakers, or opened and directed for sound. Widely spaced microphones and the separation of bass and treble during the process of recording meant that separate speakers could create the effect of three-dimensional sound, providing the listener with the "spatial aspects" of the music.

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