We’ve been able to record sound for about 140 years now. Wax cylinders, rotating discs, magnetic tape, digital code.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a museum where we could go back in time to see all the different ways these technologies were manifested in consumer and industrial products? There is.
It’s called The Phono Museum and lives in the ninth arrondissement of Paris. It has on display everything from Edison’s earliest talking machines to modern turntables. It’s all run by volunteers and depends on donations for its operations budget.
Those who have been there say it’s an awesome way for music nerds to spend a couple of hours. If you need another excuse to go to Paris—like you need any excuse at all—think about paying a visit to The Phono Museum.