Sunday, October 18, 2009
The Cheney phonograph An expencive machine that would rely on the design of the violin for its sound.
The Cheney phonograph used a special horn that was designed to resonate like that of a violin as it played a record. It was an interesting idea, but not one that was very successful. A violin sounds wonderful because it is creating the sound it makes. A horn on a acoustic phonograph is playing a record made in a studio that was acoustically recorded with a metal or fiber horn. It really made little difference. But it was once again a clever idea.