During the 1980's high quality audio companies did exceptional levels of business. Interest was very high and the audio enthusiast market was rapidly expanding. Everything was ‘blue skies’ until along came a couple of game changers.
The BBC have a long standing radio interview series called, "Desert Island Discs". Started in 1942, the format is simple: a guest is invited to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island.
You can really see those cones throbbing, and that intensifies the enjoyment, giving the listener a sense that air is being moved here, and that the vibrations your ear are picking up aren’t just some sonic sorcery, but the real thing ... Gary Steel