Imagine what must have been at the turn of the 20th century when a family first entered their home with a phonograph or gramophone. For the first time in the history of mankind, the music of the world's largest performers was available to you upon request. Instead of going somewhere to a big opera house, you could call stars like Enrico Caruso to sing in your house just for you at any time of the day or night. It was magic.
And much more was ahead. After the First World War, radio appeared, bringing not only music to your home, but also news and a variety of entertainment from all over the planet. What could be better than that, right?
But technology continued to work wonders. In June 1948 we had a 33 1/3 RPM LP that allowed the home listener to enjoy up to 22 minutes of continuous music from the world's best. FM radio, with its high-quality signal, began to gain popularity in the 1950s, followed by the craze for high-quality home audio equipment. This was soon followed by an 8-track and cassette (personal music on the go, including the car!)