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Milestone-Proposal:Improvements in and relating to Sound-transmission, Sound-recording and Sound-reproduction systems by Alan Dower Blumlein
Milestone Buildings Exist Yes -EMI research Building at Hayes Middlesex is Extant- the testing of Stereo cutting and recording equipment by Alan Blumlein was in an existing studio at Abbey Road  +
Milestone Plaque Mounting Details Outside of building on front face above or alongside the main entrance to the Abbey Road Studios.  +
Milestone Present Site Owner Abbey Road Studios  +
Milestone Site Access Details The plaque will be firmly secured to the outside of the building. Visitors can view the plaque from Abbey Road and will not need access to the studios.  +
Milestone Site Description Abbey Road Studios are working studios havAbbey Road Studios are working studios having been established in 1931. Abbey Road was the site of where on January 19th 1934, Alan Blumlein used his Stereo recording equipment to record Sir Thomas Beecham conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing Mozart's Jupiter Symphony. There is one existing plaque on the front of Abbey Road which is dedicated to Sir Edward Elgar who officially opened the Abbey Road Studios on November 12th 1931e Abbey Road Studios on November 12th 1931  +
Milestone Site Owner Approval Yes  +
Milestone proposal submitted true  +
Proposed Milestone IEEE Section UK&RI  +
Proposed Milestone Location Abbey Road Studios, 3 Abbey Road, St. John's Wood, London NW8 9AY GPS coordinates are N 51 31.925' W 000 10.637'  +
Proposed Milestone Name Invention of Stereo Sound Reproduction, 1931  +
Proposed Milestone Plaque Citation Alan Dower Blumlein filed a patent for a tAlan Dower Blumlein filed a patent for a two-channel audio system called “stereo” on 14 December 1931. It included a "shuffling" circuit to preserve directional sound, an orthogonal “Blumlein Pair” of velocity microphones, the recording of two orthogonal channels in a single groove, stereo disc-cutting head, and hybrid transformer to mix directional signals. Blumlein brought his equipment to Abbey Road Studios in 1934 and recorded the London Philharmonic Orchestra.ecorded the London Philharmonic Orchestra.  +
Proposed Milestone Year 1931 - 1934  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 14 July 2014 13:09:10  +
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