Fizzy, even today most audiophiles seem to be men. That sexist language still seems normal to me even today but I do understand where you're coming from. Back to that time, sexist terminology was often widely used and without a second thought given to it, it was considered normal (I suppose that we now have a new normal). I don't think that sexist assumptions or language would of dissuaded anyone that had a keen interest in high end audio, it may of annoyed some people though.RE : The audio journalist's statement... " I see no need for the regular audiophile to scrap his present equipment,"
You know one thing I noticed with the majority of these authors in Audio magazines in the late 60's and 70's as well is that they are all under the assumption that the only humans that invest in high end audio , are Male .
And quad is included.
I know females may be in the minority for this time period , but you'd still think their terminology would not be so sexist. I wonder how many future female audiophiles were dissuaded with quadraphonics because of these types of comments. The term "narrow minded" might be suitable and hopefully this type of singularity has ended .
I know on QQ we have both male and females involved with surround (and quad).
Me thinks our regular QQ moderator Quad Linda might agree.