The History of Vinyl: Part 14 

The Stereophonic  Hi-Fi Recordings

From Previous Page: Particularly against that phenomenon that has become an omnipresent commodity known as the transistor radio that was about to homogenized world music. The British Decca Record Company played an influential role in the improvisation of phonographic recording after World War II.

Decca's full frequency range recording (ffrr) had become internationally acknowledged, plus the frequency range of discs had been dramatically extended. Ernest Ansermet's recording of Stravinsky's Petrushka was instrumental in the new development, which was to wake up the unsuspecting ears of many record collectors in 1946 to the future high fidelity, or hi-fi, potential of the phonograph records.

With Decca’s -- ffrr -- gaining popularity on a worldwide scale, two further improvements to phonographic recording production came about in the late 1940s: the magnetic recording and the first long-playing (LP) record. The 1950’s saw the British Decca Recording Company really getting into the swing of the musical development in sound reproduction. more

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