Stream nostalgia via the Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone.
Chicago-based company Gramovox has merged the old with the new in its Bluetooth Gramophone. It is a 3:4 scale replica of the 1920s R2 Magnavox horn speaker and packs a Bluetooth 3.0 module to allow wireless connection of mobile devices.
” We proudly introduce the Gramovox™: World’s First Bluetooth Gramophone. Our bold design and vintage sound are inspired by the 1920s Magnavox R3 Horn Speaker. Its form and function are a marriage of vintage and modern aesthetics—producing a timeless piece that allows you to stream nostalgia. Our S-curve horn is a 3:4 scale reproduction of the 1920s R3 Magnavox horn. It is acoustically-optimized to brilliantly amplify music generated from the wood base. Our final horns will be manufactured out of steel and brass. For our prototype we used stereolithography (SLA) to 3D print the horn. After printing it, we painted/textured the horn black and silk-screened our logo. We chose a clean, classic typeface for a beautiful aesthetic complement.”
Classic Home Entertainment
At the turn of the century gramophones were promoted as home entertainment centers. Family
and friends bonded over songs, speeches and radio dramas. The Gramovox™ Bluetooth
Gramophone maintains this spirit of communal bonding and recaptures that warmth with a
vintage meets modern aesthetic.
Users can pair any Bluetooth-enabled device to the Gramovox™ Bluetooth Gramophone and
wirelessly stream songs through the product. As sound waves propagate through the horn, you
experience an organically mid-range, vintage sound. And, measuring just 18” in height, the
Gramovox™ Bluetooth Gramophone fits seamlessly into many home entertainment setups.
The Gramovox™ Bluetooth Gramophone is proudly designed and crafted with parts made in
America. The steel horns are shaped by some of the world’s finest metal fabricators. The wood
bases are produced by woodcraftsmen from Ohio. Our electronics are made in Michigan.
“There’s a feeling of pride and satisfaction in the attention to detail that comes in each Bluetooth
Gramophone,” says Gramovox™ CEO Pavan Bapu. “I can sleep at night knowing that each and
every one of our products is designed and crafted to the highest standards of quality.”
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