Emile Berliner Lives!

SSI had a display of vintage gramophones and radios, courtesy of Montreal's Emile Berliner Museum. They've had this for several shows now, and it's always wonderful to see these artifacts that tell the history of our hobby. The Museum is member-supported, and publishes a pamphlet, His Master's Voice, four times a year, in English and French.

The times that Stereophile writers have available when the Montreal show itself is running is too limited to allow a visit to the Museum, but one of these days I'll just have to make the time. Here's Museum Board Member Pierre Valiquette with the ultimate self-contained "record player"—no relying on AC or DC, ever!