You could say that jónófón is some sort of a return to simplicity while the technology today has gotten so complicated that it’s not made for the average Joe to understand. Jónófón comes in a flat-pack and is the user suppost to obtain an understanding of how the player functions by putting it together for himself from scratch.The product includes instructions how to assamble the player piece for piece.
The player itself is put together out of thin plywood and contains a simple electrical system that is possible to power with a 9Volt battery or to connect to a 9Volt power supply. The horn consists of a thick paper, needle, a plastic film, steelwire and the bottom of a papercup that is used to amplify the soundwaves that the needle carries up from the record. The material used in the horn colors the music with a certain feeling and that is why the music played through the jónófón is characterized with the color of paper.