old trumpet turned into a power-free iPhone amplifier

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(credit: Christopher Locke) Analog Tele-Phonographer | US$400.00 | heartlessmachine.com

don’t know what to make out of an old trumpet? artist Christopher Locke has a brilliant idea: turn it into a natural-amplifying speaker for your iPhone. check out the video after the jump to see the amplification in action. not that we are blowing the trumpet for Chris but it does work as it should and besides, it should be one heck of a conversational piece. aside from the obvious brass trumpet, the rest of this art gadget is constructed from steel and stainless steel. steel parts are coated with brown patina and the whole unit has been coated with a gloss clear coat, which explains its irresistible glossiness.
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while natural amplification sound dock for your iDevices aren’t new, this unit is unconventionally original and it’s a one-off product that was designed and built by Chris. the Analog Tele-Phonographer is up for grab for $400 via Chris’ Heartless Machine website. checking out the video, we noted the amplification is quite significant and the amplify music sounded a little like an old gramophone but without the cracking noises.

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