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Amplification system - Scientific-fidelity stereo amplification system
  • Scientific-fidelity stereo amplification system
    Maloney, Mike
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Scientific-fidelity stereo amplification system

  • Object:

    Amplification system

  • Place of origin:

    Los Angeles (made)

  • Date:

    1985 (designed)
    1992 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maloney, Mike (designer)
    Scientific Fidelity (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    3 valves, stainless steel, teflon, with gold-plating

  • Museum number:

    W.24:1 to 3-1992

  • Gallery location:

    20th Century, Room 76, case 19 []

Place of Origin

Los Angeles (made)

Date

1985 (designed)
1992 (made)

Artist/maker

Maloney, Mike (designer)
Scientific Fidelity (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

3 valves, stainless steel, teflon, with gold-plating

Object history note

Made using industrial means but hand finished, and intended by the designer as an "audio sculpture". The technology has been superceded by smaller and cheaper components but it is used here for aesthetic ends. To date only 12 sets have been made. Acquired for display in the"Technology as an Aesthetic" area of the Twentieth Century Gallery 1992.

Materials

Stainless steel; Teflon; Gold

Techniques

Plating

Categories

Musical instruments; Electrical appliance; Household objects; Audio equipment; Product design

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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