Vinyl amplifier

Paul Cocksedge is a designer from London, and has created a fantastic device that’s part art, part gear. He uses discarded vinyl records to create amplifiers for smartphones by forming them into mathematically-calculated forms. He calls the project “Change the Record.”

He heats the vinyl records, and moulds them into a funnel shape – they amplify the music coming from a phone just by the way they are shaped. He debuted the amplifiers at a live performance at the Roundhouse in London, where he heated an moulded old LPs “live”, and encouraged visitors to bring their own 12” record.

A great way to amplify music from your smartphone, and it doubles as a beautiful, recycled conversation piece.

Here’s a video that shows how it works:

He sells them for £29.17.