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Record sales: vinyl hits 25-year high

LP sales up by 53% on 2015 after deaths of many music greats throughout the year and a trend for returning to ‘tangible music’<p>Sales of vinyl in 2016 reached a 25-year high as consumers young and old have once again embraced physical formats of music.<p>More than 3.2m LPs were sold last year, a rise of …

Vinyl Records

Kindling Cracker

This is genius, invented by a 13 year old girl for a school science fair project (advanced from prototype to production in just two years), the …

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High Definition Vinyl Will Soon Become a Market Reality

Imagine a vinyl record that has 30% more capacity, 30% greater volume, and double the audio fidelity of a typical LP sold today.<p>The technical …

Legendary Dynaco ST70 Has Been Relaunched

The following is a press release issued by Hafler-Dynaco Vancouver, BC | May 9, 2016 - Yes it's true! The High End Show in Munich will see the …

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Keuffel & Esser - Bob's Calculators and Slide Rules

<b>K&E 4041 - 1903-1907</b><p>This is a basic "Mannheim" rule - just the A,B,C and D scales - but it's beautifully built like all of K&E's high end instruments.<p>…

Vinyl’s difficult comeback

Can the creaking machinery of the few remaining record pressing plants cope with demand?<p>On an industrial estate in Röbel, 90 miles north of Berlin, the vinyl presses at the Optimal factory were grinding and pumping away. They made a percussive racket – regular clunks, wheezes, and hisses, underlain …

Vinyl Records

Reel-to-reel tape is the new vinyl

Like string theory, audiophile subculture is complex and defined by unresolved questions. Is an insanely expensive cable really better than an outrageously expensive cable? Do tube amps trump solid-state amps? Horn, electrostatic, or ribbon hybrid speakers? What about <i>Kind of Blue</i> — mono or stereo? …

Vinyl Records

11 of the Most Interesting Lenses in the History of Photography

For almost two centuries, the science and art of photography has allowed people to capture the world around them through carefully crafted lenses. …

Top Record Shops In The East Bay

Rasputin Music<p>If you are a music lover, Rasputin is your heaven. Since 1971, this music shop has kept the Bay Area filled with new and old tunes. The …

The Fusion stand-mount speakers Deliver!

theFusion Stand-Mount Speakers from Vintage Sound Labs represent all that is analog. Hand built Drivers and Cabinets ensure that these engineered …

How speakers make sound

Speakers (also called loudspeakers) push and pull surrounding air molecules in waves that the human ear interprets as sound. You could even say that …

Inside the Commodore Pet 2001 vintage computer

The Commodore PET 2001 was the first fully integrated computer from Commodore. It was based on the same architecture as the MOS/Commodore KIM-1 but …

1975 Raleigh Chopper Mk2

<b>1975 Raleigh Chopper Mk2</b><p><b>1975</b>: ABBA. Rocky Horror Show. Wombles. End of the Vietnam War. Bay City Rollers. Curly perms. Jaws. KC & the Sunshine Band. …

18 Documentaries About Vinyl And Record Collecting

Although there are numerous great shorts floating around on YouTube focusing on vinyl culture, digging and record collecting, here is a list of some …

Best turntables

Our Rating<p>User Rating (2)<p>70%<p>Reviewed on 21st March 2014 at<p>Features<p>Belt drive<p>33.33/45rpm<p>Manual tonearm<p>Buy now from<p>Also consider<p>Our Rating<p>User Rating …

Tannoy's old-school speaker tech wows audiophiles

Tannoy's Prestige Kensington SE doesn't sound like any other high-end speaker, it's something else again.<p>I've reviewed or listened to a lot of speakers over the years. Hundreds and hundreds of them, and I instantly forget most of them, but I guarantee that if someone asks me about the Tannoy …

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massive record collections

DJ or collector, there is something about the feel and sound of vinyl records that keep people coming back for more. We’ve amassed some of the …

The Monroe and Other 60s Retro Credenzas by Jory Brigham

Jory Brigham is a fourth generation carpenter who partially attributes his unique furniture design style to the fact that he didn’t receive a formal …

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Vinyl Presses Struggle to Keep up with the Resurgent Demand for Records

These days, most music isn’t leaping off the shelves, it’s being digitally downloaded. CDs have gone the way of other past technologies like cassette …

Forum Frenzy: Legendary Auto Designer Paul Bracq Talks Shop (and Studio)

Paul Bracq was the design director for both Mercedes-Benz (1957-1967) and rival BMW (1970-1974.) During his time at Mercedes he designed multiple …

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The Evolution of Cell Phone Design Between 1983-2009

Cell phones have evolved immensely since 1983, both in design and function.<p>From the Motorola DynaTAC, that power symbol that Michael Douglas wielded …

Alchemist Forseti APD15A RC Integrated amplifier

We recently had a customer present this faulty Alchemist Forseti integrated amp for repair – I’d guess this dates from the 1990’s and has been well …