Audio Innovations: Highlights From the 2008 TECnology Hall of Fame - EMusician

Audio Innovations: Highlights From the 2008 TECnology Hall of Fame

Read about Audio Products That Are Spotlighted in 2008 TECnology Hall of Fame
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1898
Telegraphone Wire Recorder

Danish engineer Valdemar Poulsen (1869-1942) invents a magnetic recorder

1928
Western Electric 618A Electrodynamic Transmitter

Bell Labs engineers E. C. Wente and Albert Thuras develop the first commercial (omni) dynamic mic

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1940
Shure Unidyne Model 55

The first low-cost unidirectional (cardioid) dynamic microphone

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1947
JBL D130 Loudspeaker

James B. Lansing's speaker design helps define the modern woofer

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1968
Universal Audio/UREI 1176 Peak Limiter

Bill Putnam uses FETs as voltage-variable resistors in a gain-control device

1976
dbx 160 (VU) Compressor/Limiter

David Blackmer's level detection circuits change the world of pro audio

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1977
Yamaha NS-10M Speaker

The most common studio reference monitor of the '80s and '90s

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1983
Kurzweil Music Systems K250

Ray Kurzweil's ROM-based sampler has an 88-note, Velocity-sensitive keyboard

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