The 165 year history of turntable design keeps spinning.
If there were a competition, the turntable would be the champion of audio devices. While the eight-track, tape deck, CD player, and iPod have all basically come and gone, the 165-year-old turntable has persisted through tides of technological advancement. A new book tracks this long and continuing life, looking at how mechanisms, markets, and materials have shaped the design of the record playing machine from the 19th century through today.
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