DIY: Beautiful CD Phonograph Mashup
By James Grahame
Yong Jieyu's minimalist CD player should serve as inspiration to gadget modders everywhere. What started life as a boring budget portable is now an unforgettable piece of art. I'd gladly adopt it in a heartbeat.
"The speakers are put below the trumpet loudspeaker for amplification. The wooden box is made slightly more spacious then the electrical PCB board needed to achieve bass resonance. The laser pointer is shifted to the top allowing the spin of the CD to be clearly shown.
By bringing back a familiar nostalgic form of a phonograph, the design seeks transport the user back to the golden age of phonographs in early 1900s where sound broadcasting had a magical feel."