MAPLE GROVE, MN — I’ll be honest. I’d probably buy this book just because Ken Kessler wrote it. Enclosed below a press release and more juicy book photos. Enjoy!
Press Release Enclosed
AUDIO RESEARCH RELEASES ‘AUDIO RESEARCH: MAKING THE MUSIC GLOW’ BOOK TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
The Definitive Luxury History Book, Describes the Past, Present, and Future of the Audio Company’s Legacy
Audio Research is honored to partner with author Ken Kessler in releasing a book timed to the company’s 50th anniversary. Entitled, “Audio Research: Making the Music Glow”, the book describes the people behind the company, designing, manufacturing, fine-tuning, and marketing the audio amplification and source components that have been regarded perpetually as among the best in the industry.
Celebrating its first half-century, the book tells the story of a manufacturer that helped define high-end audio, with the sole purpose of elevating the sound quality of music in the home. William Zane “Bill” Johnson established Audio Research in 1970, basing its products on what was then considered by many to be obsolete technology: vacuum tubes. Guided by his passion for music and quality listening with a refusal to fall victim to fashion and design trends of the times, Johnson was revolutionary in sound reproduction.
“This isn’t just any book,” said Audio Research CEO Jeff Poggi, “The ‘reference’ quality history of Audio Research, authentic and honest in its storytelling is ‘hi-definition’ in content, art, and execution. It needed to bring Bill Johnson’s passion, creativity, and dedication to life, showcasing how Bill’s legacy lives on in the people and products that ARC continues to live and breathe today. Now more than ever, this book feels so right – it endures, it is timeless, it is the perfect reflection of an Audio Research product in that it will last a lifetime.”
With open access to the company’s archives, the participation of employees, and the support and insights of Bill’s wife, Nancy, “Audio Research: Making the Music Glow” is filled with rare images, curated reprints of period interviews, the definitive product listing, and a study of what the experts have determined to be the company’s 25 greatest achievements, augmented by fresh photography of each model. Within the pages are the stories of the company’s roots, its development, its evolution, and its tenacious hold on delivering industry standard in music playback.
ARC 50TH ANNIVERSARY MAKING THE MUSIC GLOW BOOK DETAILS
· 18 Chapters
· 14 Interviews
· 25 Key Products profiles
· Definitive product listing
· Duration of Coverage: 1970-2020. 50 Years of History.
· Pagination: 220 Pages
· Photos: 220+ in mono and full color
· Dimensions: 12x12in/305x305mm
· Weight: 4lbs/1.8kg
· MSRP: $150.00
· First Edition Run: 2,000 copies
ABOUT AUDIO RESEARCH
Audio Research is one of the oldest continually operating manufacturers in American audio. The company was founded in 1970 in Minneapolis with one goal in mind: to advance the state-of-the-art in music reproduction.
Today, Audio Research remains a performance-oriented company by philosophy and design. New product introductions are driven only by genuine advances in technology and performance — the HIGH DEFINITION that is the hallmark of the company’s products. The company has grown steadily over the last 50 years, with a network of top audio specialist retailers across North America and more than sixty distributors worldwide.
The company occupies a 20,000 square-foot, technically advanced production plant and administrative headquarters in Maple Grove, Minnesota, where approximately 35 technical, assembly and support staff guide the product line from concept to finished goods.
Making the Music Glow Anniversary book is priced at $150.00 MSRP and will be available through authorized Audio Research dealers and online at http://audioresearch.com