When the EMG Mark X was first demonstrated in 1929, the sound it produced was considered by some gramophone connoisseurs to be of the very highest quality. Its designer, Michael Ginn, was convinced that a very long horn with a large opening could best handle the lowest frequencies; hence the huge question-mark shaped horn.
Conspicuous in size and design, the instrument was publicized as a machine for the most discerning of gramophone enthusiasts. The slightly later XA model, shown here, was expensive: in 1931 it retailed at £30.
Size (mm): W 480 x H 330 x D 560
with horn: H 800
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