Gideon Schwartz is a New-York born and based former attorney who retired from law to pursue his passion for audio equipment. The founder of ultra-high-end audio equipment company Audioarts, Schwartz has been a selfdescribed audio-nut since childhood, and is driven by the search for what he calls musical truth.
"A showcase of the beautiful designs that set the bar for audio performance... A great read for audiophiles and design fans alike."-Acquire"Like all other books that bear the Phaidon name, Hi-Fi goes in-depth into the subject matter over the almost 300 page hardcover tome... If you love old school audio as much as we do, it's a must read."-Cool Material"This unique book explores the current renaissance of all things analog and the emergence of cutting-edge designs for die-hard audiophiles."-Werd"Hi-Fi may give you a better idea of just why your friend insists that you appreciate the warmth of sound from his record player at every dinner party or why some people are willing to buy speakers from KEF that cost as much as a house."-New York Magazine Strategist"[The] lavishly illustrated Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design is the perfect gift... [A] designer's dream of an informative art book."-Chronogram"Gideon Schwartz's book goes on a visual journey through the innovative world of home stereo design, from the tank-like amplifiers of the '50s to the sleek streaming hubs of today. Hi-Fi's 272 pages are filled with photos of iconic systems, including Bose's earliest forays into loudspeakers, and Dieter Rams' famous all-white turntable design for Braun. Warning: Perusing this book may result in eBay-fueled debt."-Wired Online"This timely tome will appeal to design lovers and audiophiles alike."-Elle Decoration"A stereo fetishist's wet dream."-Sharp Magazine"A lavish photographic history to stun audiophiles who love the look, feel and sound of analog equipment."-The Globe & Mail"A bible for discriminating audiophiles and and industrial design junkies."-The Awesomer"For anybody interested in analog technologies and music, Gideon Schwartz's Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design offers a deep dive into the history and renaissance of lo-fi audio. Audio fans will be delighted by the countless turntables, reel-to-reels, vacuum tubes, amplifiers, speakers and more."-Cool Hunting"Some fine examples of the intersection of music and design appreciation are on display."-Core77"For those who pride themselves on their superior knowledge and taste in audio equipment, this book offers an in-depth history of the evolution of audio equipment."-InsideHook"Hi-Fi is a quick, easy read... with photos you'll want to linger over."-Stereophile