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There was a time when the only portable music for your car was an AM radio.

Just because you’re driving in your car, it doesn’t mean that you can’t take your hi-fi music with you. Here’s a Chrysler innovation: a phonograph for your car. In 1956 Chrysler teamed with CBS to create the “Highway Hi-Fi” – more »

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High Quality Recording and Reproducing of Music and Speech

High Quality Recording and Reproducing of Music and Speech By J P Mald and H C Harrison (Bell Telephone Laboratories 1926).      From: http://www.charm.rhul.ac.uk/history/p20_4_1_3.html   The Age of electrical recording   In this time of incredible technical achievements in every more »

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The Marconi-Stille magnetic recorder-reproducer.

  On Christmas Day 1932 the British Broadcasting Corporation first used a tape recorder for their broadcasts. The device used was a Marconi-Stille recorder, a huge tape machine which used steel razor tape 3 mm wide and 0.08 mm thick. In order more »

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Mullard – The Blackburn Vacuum Tubes Factory

This great documentary about the manufacturing of thermionic valves was made by Mullard at the Blackburn factory in Great Britain. The plant was closed in the early 80’s due to the decrease of demand for this kind of devices. The more »

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1932 New Phonograph Record Plays Half Hour Music Program

The phonograph, long overshadowed by the radio, now promises to come back into popularity, thanks to the development of an improved type of phonograph record recently introduced. Capable of running for a full half hour, the new long-playing record reproduces more »

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The coming record revolution: digital discs. Popular Science (Nov, 1981)

    The coming record revolution: digital discs A laser “reads” the compact, no-wear disc to deliver superior hi-fi By LEONARD FELDMAN Tokyo, Japan A Sony technician slipped a small disc into the slot of a player no larger than more »

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Electronics at Work

This is an odd educational film, possibly intended for the school audio-visual market. Like any film meant to be shown in Electronic Shop I, it isn’t very flashy but it has a lot of infomation to offer. It starts off more »

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May 17 1965, Moog introduces the first analog synthesizer.

The Moog synthesizer, though Robert Moog preferred the former) may refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for older-generation analog music synthesizers. more »

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The myths and reality of vinyl records vs.CDs.

Vinyl always sounds better than CD As described below, despite decades of arguments, there is no technical proof of the sonic superiority of the vinyl medium compared to CD. One vinyl record may sound better than its equivalent CD for more »

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Eight Track Museum opens in Dallas to display 1960s music cartridge relics

With compact discs going the way of cassettes, it’s unlikely that anyone under the age of, say, 40 even knows what an eight-track tape is. But those who remember–or are just plain curious–will have a place to gather on Valentine’s more »

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