Audio Systems of the Rich and Famous
Audio Systems of the Rich & Famous


Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (trumpeter) (view)
   Dual model 1019 turntable
   Tandberg 6X reel-to-reel tape deck (2)
   Marantz 10-B FM Tuner
   Marantz Stereo Console preamplifier
   Marantz 240 amplifier
   Acoustic Research 3A speakers


Leonard Bernstein (conductor, composer)
   In penthouse work area: 4 channel Fisher system

Tony Bennett (view)

Aaron Copeland (composer)
   FM Tuner
   turntable with 16"Audac arm & cartridge
   Ampex 600 tape recorder
   Musician's Amplifier
   Altec 604 infinite baffle speakers


John F. Kennedy (U.S. president) (view)
   In White House: Fisher system

Paul Shaffer (band leader)
   Sequerra FM tuner
   VPI turntable
   Sony SACD player
   Pass Labs pre amp (?)
   Pass Labs monoblock amplifiers
   Eggleston Works speakers

Frank Sinatra (singer)
   Clairtone Arizona G console stereo

Isaac Stern (violinist)
   Audio Research tube electronics
   Magnaplanar speakers

Arturo Toscanini (conductor)
   Tape Library in basement:
   RCA 16" Transcription turntable, then
   Jerry Minter 16" Transcription turntable
   early Westrex disc cutting lathe
   Pultec pre amp (custom made for AT)
   Musician's Amplifier (Nov. 1949 by David Sarser)
   Altec 604 and Olson LC-1A speakers
   Main Hall:
   Altec Voice of the Theater (furniture finish)