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Historical reproduction equipment and sound recordings // Permanent exhibition at the German Music Archive // German National Library in Leipzig

The exhibition of historical sound recordings and reproduction equipment showcases a wide range of musical devices from the German Music Archive: a hot air gramophone dating from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, an automatic reproducing piano, Art Deco loudspeakers, early radio equipment, and playback equipment for digital recordings. Different sound recording techniques are illustrated in the form of wax cylinders, shellac records, vinyl records and other analogue and digital storage media, also including technical cul-de-sacs such as the Tefifon and the TeD videodisc. Forms of music notation, famous record covers and typical examples of sound recording damage are also presented.

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Monday to Saturday 10:00–18:00, closed on Sundays and national holidays
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Last update: 2.11.2017

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