phonograph

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Synonyms for phonograph

machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically

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Edison's original cylinder was more aligned with Scott's phonoautograph. Violinist Samuel Gardner, who played for recording tests, remembered that Edison examined recordings intently with a microscope; more decisions were made by sight than by sound, and a French court in 1905 declared that literary copyright applied to recordings.
His "phonoautograph" picked up acoustical vibrations directly from the air via a horn attached to a diaphragm.