The idea to combine old gramophone with modern acoustics is not new. The example is Trumstand iPhone Dock, which can not be purchased by everyone, because of the cost of this fabulous accessory. Gramovox, inspired by the Magnavox R3 Horn of the 1920s, is closer to reality.
Gramovox has launched a Kickstater for the Gramovox Gramophone, a retro-style Bluetooth speaker that it first introduced earlier this year. The device is just over nineteen inches tall and has a 15-hour battery life.
The most snitzy part of the device is its steel horn, responsible for amplification and audio output. It was shaped by some of the world’s fnest metalsmith. Gramovox is designed and crafted with parts made in America. The wood bases are produced by woodcrafsmen from Ohio. Electronics of the gramophone 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.”
The gramophone is equipped with Bluetooth 3.0 module, so you can pair any Bluetooth-enabled device to the Gramovox. It also has a standard 3.5mm audio port.
All of this, Gramovox says, combines to provide “an organically mid-range, vintage sound.”
Co-founder and CEO of Gramovox, Pavan has launched the project on Kickstarter to raise $100,000. If the company succeeds in raising this sum, Gramovox will go on sale in May 2014.