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gramophone

1. 
a. a device for reproducing the sounds stored on a record: now usually applied to the nearly obsolete type that uses a clockwork motor and acoustic horn
b. (as modifier): a gramophone record
2. the technique and practice of recording sound on disc
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This motor powered the first Garrard gramophone, the Model 201, which proved successful with the audiophiles at the BBC.
owever, in 1907, Gramophone and Typewriter began to produce a machine that had an internal horn.
The sound quality of the recording of his aforementioned performance at the Ballhaus isn't great yet it serves as a representative example of Czech "post-revolution" broken music, which in addition to gramophones and dense keyboard drones includes Knizak and other compositions played from cassettes and CDs.
Relief for this minor social discomfort came soon after, when gramophones became available on easy credit terms.
UNDER HAMMER Old gramophones for sale by Anderson & Garland.
An Edison phonograph of 1905 was sold by retailer W Newton of Westgate Road, a Colombia gramophone of 1906 to Sherborne's of Westmorland Road and a 1940s Vidor wireless and gramophone to the Windows store.
Student Callum Linton, aged 15, said his favourite part had been learning how to use the gramophone.
Ms Kashiwagi said: "Gramophones have now been replaced by more advanced technologies, and are therefore obsolete.
(There was no really effective way of regulating the volume of the then more common wind-up, non electrical gramophones. We used to mute them by stuffing socks or dusters into the part where the sound emerged which was neither wholly satisfactory nor, technically, sophisticated.) The electrical reproduction and amplification of records was, in the 1930s, a startlingly new thing, a far bigger change than, for example, the later displacement of mono by stereo.
Besides setting up to sell gramophones and records in North America, he gave the okay to William Barry Owen, an ex-lawyer with big ideas about the possibilities of the newfangled record business, to do business in Europe.
Admission to Chic Vintique is free and shoppers will be entertained by Gramophone DJs with their vintage gramophones playing music to shop to and enjoy.