Audio Players

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  • Phonautograph

    The first device capable of recording sound signals was invented by Leon Scott de Martinville.
  • Tinfoil Cylinder Phonogragh

    Tinfoil Cylinder Phonogragh
    Thomas Edison’s tinfoil cylinder phonograph, made the first recording of the human voice In 1878
  • Gramophone

    This disc music player reproduced sound signals and was invented by Emile Berliner.
  • The Jukebox

    The Jukebox
    The jukebox was invented by Louis Glass with the help of William S. Arnold earlier in 1889. You had to put a nickel in the slot to get the tune of your choice.
  • Victor Talking Machine

    Victor Talking Machine
    Berliner and Johnson joined interests to form the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Their 1905 Victrola became the industry’s premiere disc phonograph, and the era of the 78 RPM disc.
  • The First Kinetophone

    The First Kinetophone
    The first "talking movie" is demonstrated by Edison using his Kinetophone process, a cylinder player mechanically synchronized to a film projector.
  • Transister Radio

    Transister Radio
    A transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver using transistor-based circuitry. Following their development in 1954 they became the most popular electronic communication device in history.
  • 8-Track

    The 8-track tape cartridge was the result of a series of inventions. The first endless-loop audio tape cartridge was designed by Bernard Cousino in 1952.
  • Digital Tape Recording

    Digital Tape Recording
    Digital tape recording begins to take hold in professional audio studios.
  • Sony Walkman

    Sony Walkman
    Walkman is a Sony brand tradename originally used for portable audio cassette players, and now used to market Sony's portable audio and video players as well as a line of former Sony Ericsson mobile phones. The original Walkman introduced a change in music listening habits by allowing people to carry music with them and listen to music through lightweight headphones.
  • Portable Casset

    Portable Casset
    First their was the casset player.Created in 1979.It cost 8 US when it was relesed.First Relesed in Japan.TPS-L2 was the world's first portable cassette player, forever changing how people listened to
  • CD

    It all started in the year 1979, when Philips and Sony got together to design a new digital audio disc. The Compact Disc is an evolution of LaserDisc technology. Prototypes were developed by Philips and Sony independently from the mid-to-late 1970s. The two companies then collaborated to produce a standard format and related player technology which was made commercially available in 1982
  • CD Player

    CD Player
    In 1982, Sony produced the industry's first portable CD player, the D-50 also called the 'Discman'.This CD player was released just one year after the introduction of CDs on the market, and soon other companies started to release their own portable devices. One of the major problems with the early portable CD players was something called skipping
  • Mini Disc

    Mini Disc
    MiniDisc was announced by Sony in September 1992 and released that November for sale in Japan and in December for the USA and Europe.The music format was originally based exclusively on ATRAC audio data compression, but the option of linear PCM digital recording was later introduced to attain audio quality comparable to that of a compact disc. MiniDiscs were very popular in Japan but made a limited impact elsewhere.
  • IPod Classic

    IPod Classic
    The iPod Classic (stylized and marketed as iPod classic) is a portable media player marketed by Apple Inc. The current generation is by far the most capacious iPod, with 160 GB of storage.
  • Ipod Mini

    Ipod Mini
    The iPod Mini (stylized, and marketed as the iPod mini) was a digital audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It was the midrange model in Apple's iPod product line. It was announced on January 6, 2004 and released on February 20 of the same year. A second-generation version was announced on February 23, 2005 and released later that year.
  • Dual Disc

    Dual Disc
    DualDisc was a type of double-sided optical disc product developed by a group of record companies including MJJ Productions Inc, EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and 5.1 Entertainment Group.DualDiscs first appeared in the United States in March 2004 as part of a marketing test conducted by the same five record companies who developed the product.
  • IPod Nano

    IPod Nano
    The iPod Nano (stylized, and marketed as iPod nano) is a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first generation iPod Nano was introduced on September 7, 2005 as a replacement for the iPod Mini.[1] It uses flash memory for storage. The iPod Nano has gone through several differing models, or generations, since its introduction: The current seventh generation iPod Nano was released in October 2012.
  • The IPod Touch

    The IPod Touch
    The iPod Touch adds the multi-touch graphical user interface to the iPod line. It can connect wirelessly to the internet including the iTunes Store and Apple's App Store, allowing users to directly buy and download content and software. As of July 2012, 82 million iPod Touch units have been sold.[1]
  • The IPad

    The IPad
    The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc., which runs Apple's iOS operating system. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models, the fourth-generation iPad and iPad Mini, were released on November 2, 2012.