The Chicago-based Gramovox combines vintage amplification with contemporary audio technology. The Bluetooth 4.0 gramophone pumps music through an audio driver though a powder-coated steel horn.
Pavan Bapu and Jeff Parrish were inspired by a Magnavox R3 horn that they found in Wicker Park shop window. In 2013, they raised $241,173 (with a $100,000 goal) via Kickstarter.com to fund the costs for tooling the horn, developing injection molds and gaining FCC/IC/CE certification.
The single-channel Bluetooth speaker stands around 20 inches with a 10.64-inch spun steel horn. Ohio master wood craftsmen developed the wood base that houses the driver and electronics. It is finished with a cleat-coat satin lacquer.
The Gramovox can be ordered at http://gramovox.com/products/gramovox-bluetooth-gramophone for $399.99.