A Beautiful Illustration of the Evolution of Audio Equipment

By Ashley Feinberg on at

A lot's changed in the world of audio over the last 170 years. Gone are the days of cranking a handle to make noise, replaced instead by silicon and circuity to pump out digital tunes. This beautiful illustration walks you through how and when those changes happened.

It's all here: starting with the key wind way back in 1840, then trotting through radios, Wurlitzer jukeboxes , tapes and Mini Discs, all the way up to the iPhone 5S. It makes you realise that music has always been a vital part of our lives—it's now just delivered differently.[Pop Chart Lab via Chart Porn]

A Beautiful Illustration of the Evolution of Audio Equipment