This is the oldest recording of an American voice and the first-ever recording of a musical performance. Recorded by a Thomas Edison-invented phonograph in 1878, the audio recording (which lasts 78 seconds) is pretty much "as far back as we can go" in terms of the history of recorded sound.
The Alunda Church Choir wanted to see what their giant earth phonograph, the terrafon, would sound like if they dragged it across the ground. Unsurprisingly, it sounds like dirt being plowed. But louder.
Designed by Yong Jieyu, the Phonograph CD Player has the looks of an old-school record player, but plays CDs instead. It's essentially a gutted CD player with a laser pointer that doubles as a tone arm. I'm a pretty big vinyl fan, and while something like this wouldn't get me to ditch my records, it'd at least get me…
The Skinny A CD/DVD player, storage cabinet and amplified speakers in the form of a classic phonograph.