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 Post subject: Super cool 1925 Ultraphon...
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"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Super cool 1925 Ultraphon...
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Ultraphon Gramophone, c. 1925
Manufactured by Deutsche Ultraphon Gesellschaft, double horn gramophone with 2 soundboxes, clockwork motor drive, automatic stop function, round wooden case (absolutly original), working. The gramophone creates a "spatial" sound effect by playing on two pick-ups simultaneously.

The gramophone named "Ultraphon" was first presented to the world public by H. J. Küchenmeister in autumn 1925 at the Berlin Hotel Esplanade.

This gramophone uses two complete tone arms with membranes and needles instead of one, each ending in a funnel, one offset from the other by 90 degrees. The needle associated with the one funnel is located exactly 8.4 cm in front of the needle of the second funnel. By simultaneously playing (both needle run in the same groove in a row) creates an artificial time difference by about 1/100 second. The listener thus gets the impression of a kind of spatial effect.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Super cool 1925 Ultraphon...
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Interesting concept, but consider the tracking error and double record wear! :)
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This concept was anticipated by the 1898-1902 Polyphone Attachment for Phonographs and Graphophones. Pretty interesting!

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 Post subject: Re: Super cool 1925 Ultraphon...
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"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
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"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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