How Does a Record player Work

What is a Record player


“Record Player” by yarenlen is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

By: Aidan Bishop, Journalist

Before we had phones and Bluetooth speakers people had to use a record and record player to listen to music. The records are discs with grooves in them. When the stylus on the record player runs through the grooves, it turns the vibrations into electric signals. It then uses electric signals to produce sound. They first started as monophonic so the sound jumbled together but later they were able to make it stereophonic allowing the sound to come in different places increasing the clarity. The record player was the original speaker and is still used to date. In fact people are still finding ways to improve it like using magnetic suspension to make the record float.

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