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June 24, 2006

Paper Music


Yes records are undeniably cool. Now, with this working paper record player, they're simply too cool. It's designed and built by Simon Elvins and here's what he has to say about it...

To play the record the handle needs to be turned in a clockwise direction at a steady 331/3 rpm. The paper cone then acts as a pick up and amplifies the sound enough to make it audible.


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Tracked on Jun 27, 2006 8:04:45 AM


Does that thing have a sewing needle attached to the base of the cone? Or are you saying it plays the record because the cone is rolled so tight that the tip transfers the soundwaves? Cause if its just a paper cone I'm impressed.

Posted by: Adam Wilmer | Jun 24, 2006 7:26:17 PM

Just paper?! Never will we have to buy needles again! Let there be rejoicing!

Posted by: Mark | Jun 24, 2006 8:37:30 PM

Is this bad for the record? Should I only use it to listen to Tiffany? Or can I listen to Devo?

(Speaking offtopically, wasn't there something in the nooze a while back about scientists taking images of wax cylinders and playing them back as glorious audio on a computer?)

Posted by: Scott Elyard | Jun 25, 2006 12:21:37 AM

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