You’ve probably watched old movies way too many times where you see that charming mega-phone like speakers. That, kids, are called gramophone, and Taylor Swift’s latest hit will sound just the same, perhaps with a classic touch.
Allow us to give you a little back story on gramophones. It was Thomas Edison, who first designed a music recording and playing device in 1877. At the time, he called his invention a “phonograph.”
The phonograph recorded sounds on round cylinders. And yes, your reaction is valid, the recording came in terrible quality. Worst, the tapes could only be played once.
Enter Alexander Graham Bell. He improved on Edison’s phonograph and invented the graphophone. The recording came out better, except that in each record there has to be a separate cylinder.
The problem with that was mass production was impossible. And so came Emile Berliner, who made mass-production a possibility with finally the gramophone.
Berliner established the United States Gramophone Company in 1894. The instrument had been an integral part of the recording industry. By the 1910s and 20s, more advanced gramophones came out, and the rest, so they say, is history.
Technological advances caught up, and now there are far more highly advanced instruments in every music studio in America.
But, at the very core of each of those instruments was the gramophone.
Now, going back to this steampunk stereo speakers, they don’t work as a recording device. This item works more like mp3 players.
The sound comes out symphonic from these 25-watt steampunk stereo speakers with a built-in subwoofer. Its wireless Bluetooth can connect to a device of up to 33 feet away.
The speakers have real wood with water-dipped finishing and work with a rechargeable battery.
These steampunk stereo speakers are a perfect gift for anyone who loves the Victorian era mixed with the retrofuturistic feel of the cyberpunk.
|Battery length||12 hours|
|Recharge time||8 hours|
|Dimension||24 x 16 x 16 in|
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