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List of Figures ix List of Abbreviations for Archival and Other Historical Materials Cited xi Acknowledgments xiii Hello! I 1. Machines to Hear for Them 31 2. Techniques of Listening 87 3. Audile Technique and Media 37 4. Plastic Aurality: Technologies into Media I79 5. The Social Genesis of Sound Fidelity 215 6. A Resonant Tomb 287 Conclusion: Audible Futures 335 Notes 353 Bibliography 415 Index 437Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Sound Recording and reproducing History, Sound recording industry Social aspects, Sound in mass media, Sound recordings Social aspects, Popular culture