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小小耳機帶來大大饗宴 Now Listen! The Colorful History of Headphones

Now Listen! The Colorful History of Headphones
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小小耳機帶來大大饗宴 Now Listen! The Colorful History of Headphones
個人聲音設備的故事起始於 1800 年代末期,就在電話 和喇叭發明後不久。
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   The story of personal audio equipment begins in the late 1800s, shortly after the invention of the telephone and the loudspeaker. Businessmen recognized that with these technologies, live music could be shared with people far away from a concert hall. However, loudspeakers in public places can be an annoyance, which is still the case today.

   This problem led to the invention of the Electrophone system by a British company. The Electrophone used telephone lines to deliver live performances from theaters and opera houses across London. The Electrophone service was a subscription-based model where subscribers rented special listening devices similar to doctors’ stethoscopes. They were made up of two earpieces which connect together below the chin. Since the service provided a novel form of entertainment, it was popular among the wealthy at the time.

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Words in Use
audio
[ˋɔdɪ͵o]
a. 聲音的
equipment
[ɪˋkwɪpmənt]
n. 裝備(集合名詞,不可數)
invention
[ɪnˋvɛnʃən]
n. 發明(不可數);發明物(可數)
invent
[ɪnˋvɛnt]
vt. 發明;捏造(= make up)
inventor
[ɪnˋvɛntɚ]
n. 發明家
concert
[ˋkɑnsɚt]
n. 一致,協調(不可數);音樂會(可數),演唱會
performance
[pɚˋfɔrməns]
n. 表演;表現
device
[dɪˋvaɪs]
n. 裝置;設計
adjustment
[əˋdʒʌstmənt]
n. 適應,適合
dynamic
[daɪˋnæmɪk]
a. 充滿活力的
significantly
[sɪgˋnɪfəkəntlɪ]
adv. 顯著地
pad
[pæd]
vt. (用柔軟物質)填塞
n. 襯墊
stereo
[ˋstɛrɪo]
n. 立體音響
battery
[ˋbætərɪ]
n. 電池
introduce
[͵ɪntrəˋdjus]
vt. 介紹;引進,推出(產品等)、使認識
annoyance
[əˋnɔɪəns]
n. 惱怒(不可數);煩人的人或物(可數)
subscription
[səbˋskrɪpʃən]
n. . 訂閱
subscriber
[səbˋskraɪbɚ]
n. 訂閱者
stethoscope
[ˋstɛθə͵skop]
n. 聽診器
breakthrough
[ˋbrek͵θru]
n. 突破
prototype
[ˋprotə͵taɪp]
n. . 雛型,樣本;典型
navy
[ˋnevɪ]
n. 海軍
Practical Phrases
be made up of...
 由……組成

The puzzle is made up of a hundred pieces.
這個拼圖是一百片組成的。

be familiar with...
 熟悉……

Are you familiar with my boss?
我老闆嗎?

put into use
 使用/應用⋯⋯

Tests should be done before the software is put into use.
要使用該軟體前應先做測試

fast-forward to
 快轉到某時
an opera house
 歌劇院

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