You’ve seen LP record players with USB connections, now the juxtaposition of old audio paraphernalia with new technology has taken another leap across the generations. The latest device to be reanimated via computer technology is the gramophone horn speaker, something that you have probably only seen or heard in a black & white movie.
The Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone look and sound is inspired by 1920s horn speakers, but its power and functionality uses the best of today’s available tech. Using Bluetooth 4.0, the Gramovox has a range of over 30 feet and battery life of 15 hours, so that it can be easily controlled from across the room or office all day. The speaker sits 20” high, so it’s small enough to fit on a table or shelf, but big enough to make a statement (like, ‘I’m actually over 200 years old – please keep the drapes shut’).
The modern giveaways – the 3.5mm stereo input, on/off switch and Micro USB input – are hidden at the back of the base. Then there is the sound – cold technology has revived the warmth of the organic, mid-range, vintage sound that harks back to the early reign of the LP record.