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Reggae soundsystem in Notting Hill Carnival, England, UK | photograph by Marcus Riccoboni
Reggae soundsystem in Notting Hill Carnival, England, UK | photograph by Marcus Riccoboni
Mountain made of stacked speakers | uncredited
Mountain made of stacked speakers | uncredited
Trevor during a huge block party in "Bed Stuy" (Bedford-Stuyvesant), Brooklyn, NYC, USA | photograph by Carlito Brigante
Trevor during a huge block party in « Bed Stuy » (Bedford-Stuyvesant), Brooklyn, NYC, USA | photograph by Carlito Brigante
Wall of stacked speakers | uncredited
Wall of stacked speakers | uncredited
Jerry Garcia and the Wall of Sound, 1973. The Wall of Sound was a live performance sound system designed specifically for the Grateful Dead, an American psychedelic rock band from 1965 to 1995. Made up of 89 300-watt and three 350-watt amplifiers, 586 JBL speakers and 54 Electrovoice tweeters. 26,400 watts of audio power, approx. 75 tons in weight. Its sound could reach half a mile distance without degradation.
Jerry Garcia and the Wall of Sound, 1973. The Wall of Sound was a live performance sound system designed specifically for the Grateful Dead, an American psychedelic rock band from 1965 to 1995. Made up of 89 300-watt and three 350-watt amplifiers, 586 JBL speakers and 54 Electrovoice tweeters. 26,400 watts of audio power, approx. 75 tons in weight. People used to say its sound could reach half a mile distance (800 meters) without degradation.

Couverture : Speakers for Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Chicago, USA, 1952 | design by Earle L. Kent (kneeling) of C.G. Conn Ltd. (U.S. manufacturer of musical instruments)