Auto Stop Defined Auto stop, also known as auto shut off, uses a system to halt the record from spinning once it has finished playing, rather than continuing to wear at the stylus. The stylus remains in the blank lock groove at the end of the LP. Not to be confused with an auto-return, which means […]
Not only are vinyl records back, but they’ve returned with a vengeance: they’re even starting to out-sell digital downloads in the United States and around the world. Now we know for the die-hard fans they never left, but for many, vinyl records are a new music discovery. With that new discovery comes a slew of […]
There’s no doubt about it. Vinyl is back in the mainstream. For audiophiles it never left. Since the advent of the digital era, audiophiles have touted the warm sound of the old school vinyl records that the vast majority of consumers abandoned in favor of convenience. But vinyl isn’t just for audiophiles anymore. It looks […]
The popular resurgence of the turntable may be surprising to some, considering the wide availability of digital music, however those who have experienced vinyl know the qualities that make it a superior listening medium. There have been loads to advancements when it comes to components and production, yet the basic science of how a turntable […]
As the holiday season is upon us, many of us are thinking about last minute gift ideas. If you have a music and vinyl lover in your life there are countless goodies you can look to for smaller gifts, or some more exciting options if you want to “win” at gift giving. Record Carrying Case […]
Like almost all other music mediums, the vinyl record has undergone some changes over the years in both its format and construction. Currently, 48 record manufacturers exist worldwide. 18 of them are in the U.S. Here’s a brief history of vinyl manufacturing and trace its evolution from its humble beginnings.
Music. From rap to pop to opera, music is a unique and personal way to express your opinion, beliefs, and feelings. Music can be the catalog of an individual’s life story; or it can be a simple stand-alone piece that evokes strong emotion for a short time. As important as music is to our lives, […]