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The Quest for Absolute Sound: What are the Philosophical Stakes for Audiophiles?, David Hildebrand, Ph.D.

Sept. 9, 2021

Most people have met an audiophile, encountering weird monolithic speakers, glowing amplifiers, or a vipers’ nest of cables. What seems like mere fetishism from the outside is actually a complicated crossroads of acoustics, technological devices, engineering, aesthetic evaluation, consumerism, psychological habits — and philosophical assumptions. This talk looks at several...