Vinyl enjoying a growth in the MP3 age - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 01-23-2013, 07:08 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
IfixitBIG's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 23
What is old, is new again. While sales of CD's continue to free-fall, vinyl LP's are enjoying a surge in sales. 500% since 2007. It seems not only musicians, but audio enthusiast were driving sales, but, vinyl-love now appears to be spreading.
In this iPod era, watching folks cut new LPs — that's Long Playing, MP3 peeps — is a bit like visiting a vibrant Model T factory.

The good news, you don't need a lot of money to get into(or back to) vinyl. The market for used LP's is hot, but the new record market is growing. The thing holding back new albums: production capacity.
...United Record Pressing in Nashville, a 64-year-old vinyl stamping plant whose fortunes have been revived due to vinyl's return. The plant's 18 presses now operates "24/6, and we're hoping to increase our capacity 30% this year to meet demand," says CEO Mark Michaels.

So what is driving this vinyl revival? Is it nostalgia? Or, is it people's desire to hear sonic fidelity?

Let's hear from you. Read this great article, then sound off. Are you getting back into vinyl, and do you have recommendations for people thinking about getting back in to those 45's and L.P.'s?

John Burton

IfixitBIG is offline  
Sponsored Links
Reply Latest Industry News

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off