Back in time, the good time, in 1956, when spinning albums and listening from Quad ESL speakers ...

May 25, 2010
SF Bay Area
Nice picture. At home looks like he is wearing a suit and she is wearing heels. Great wall paper and curtains, too. They look like they are sitting on either side of the center line. The ESL's were pretty beamy as I remember - need to sit in the relatively narrow sweet spot. Also make that singular - "Speaker" in 1956. Some stereo tapes had been released, but for vinyl from the major brands, you had to wait until 1958.

Are those also Quad electronics?

You are right, there is only a single mono speaker in that photo.

The electronics, I don't know; we are seeing a console here with what appears to have a retractable amplifier (mono?) and an analog radio tuner (AM mono?).
There could also be a platine under the center top console...78 mono.

Audio is fun; since we were very young and still today. I am relatively young myself so I only remember reading audio mags from the sixties. My elders lived in a fantastic musical Era...the Charleston jazz.
Anyone here?

* Those chairs, they still make them...a very similar design.
** The woman is holding something in her left hand, could you make what it is?
*** Are the fruits on the small table real or plastic fake?
**** Who is the artist's name of the painting on the wall?


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Apr 21, 2010
Manila, Philippines
....when being made to sit facing the corner was not a punishment :D


New Member
Sep 7, 2011
Torino (Turin) - Italy
Looks like Quad preamp and tuner.

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