From the dawn of broadcasting stereo has been a much discussed topic both technically and from a perceptual standpoint.
Two channel stereo from disc was originally presented in a British patent (394,325) granted in 1933 to A D Blumlein of EMI.
However, it was in the late 1950s with the start of stereo microgroove disc production and stereo tapes for the consumer, coupled with suitable reproducing equipment at a reasonable cost that articles for and against stereo, or stereophony as it was called at the time, started to appear. Similar arguments existed in the technical press for television - mono v colour, more lines v bandwidth etc.
Listed here are the articles that we have collected. Most appear in the timeline section of the museum.
BBC Stereo transmissions - 1920's style - June, 1958.
Advances in Sound Reproduction - October, 1950.
Stereophony in the Home - November, 1956.
Stereophony from Discs - April, 1958.
Standards for Stereo Disc Records - June, 1958.
Single Amplifier Stereo - January, 1959.
Stereophony on Trial - February, 1959.
IEE Convention on Stereophony - May, 1959.
The Great Stereophony Fake - September, 1959.
Hi-Fi - June, 1960.