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Welcome to Borri Audio Laboratories.  

We produce the finest cylinder recording blanks, from raw materials, complete with double helix spiral centers, just like Edison blanks of the late 19th Century.  Click on the videos to learn about our recording process.  Borri Audio Laboratories, has the distinction of the only cylinder recording company to use an original National Phonograph Company factory recording head, used to make the  master cylinder records for Edison, Gold Moulded records. Used by Thomas Edison, Walter Miller, Fred C Burt and George Werner.

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New Borri Audio Laboratory brown wax blanks.
Authentic in every detail to an Edison blank of the late 1890's!

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Welcome  To Borri Audio Laboratories!

Wax cylinder recording session at Bix Beiderbecke's 

Childhood Home in the Quad Cities.  Andy Schumm And His Dixie Flat Landers.  Recording blanks and machine by Shawn Borri Audio Laboratories.

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Pablo Helguera-Archive Dead Languages Conservatory. Shawn Borri produced the blanks for this project. The project started in 2004-ongoing, and comprises of over 400 recordings.   Shawn Borri has manufactured over 13,0000 wax cylinders since 2000.




1888 original cylinders

ABOVE- The Oldest  Edison wax cylinder records made in 1888 by chemist Jonas Aylsworth,  for the perfeced phonograph. BELOW- These are the oldest Edison Phonographs that play and record wax cylinder records, and are at the Thomas Edison Historical Park in West Orange New Jersey.  On the mandrel of the oldest Edison phonographs (1887-1888) in the world, are replica blanks made in 2010 by Shawn Borri's hand, here is proof of knowledge of the art of producing phonogram blanks.

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Cick here for information on my latest project that is with Chicago Artist Thomas Negovan. This exciting project. I made the blanks and the cylinder recordings, this special project is being released on a limited 500 copy 45 rpm 10" record, I am so excited about the release!

Mickey Hart, and Shawn Borri
At Vernon Downs Raceway in New York

Mickey Hart and Shawn Borri at Vernon Downs Raceway in New York with recording phonograph, and blanks.  Micky Hart is the purcussionist for the Grateful Dead, and sound enthusiast, and author of Song Catchers, published by National Geographic. Hart said of the work of Shawn Borri  "My book come to life!"