The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo

The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo
The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo

By Garrett Hongo, professor of creative writing

Garrett Hongo’s passion for audio dates back to the Empire 398 turntable his father paired with a Dynakit tube amplifier in their modest tract home in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. But his adult quest begins in the CD-changer era, as he seeks out speakers and amps both powerful and refined enough to honor the top notes of the greatest opera sopranos. In recounting this search, he describes a journey of identity where meaning, fulfillment, and even liberation were often most available to him through music and its astonishingly varied delivery systems.

Penguin Random House, 2022