It is quite incredible that in the age of Spotify and Apple Music a teenager has actually looked for and purchased a turntable off the Internet. Vinyl records sales have surpassed the CDs a while ago. Digital music does no longer need a physical support. Compressed formats have reached an almost acceptable quality even to
Sometimes I kind of miss my old Thorens TD-165. Why? Because now I have a TD-160. So what? Well, it is because of the history behind the old TD-165 I once owned – actually, I had adopted it. In the rare occasions I have time to listen to some music with my hifi system, I
The vinyl record boom of the latest years is often explained as an acknowledgement by new and old fans of the superior sound quality of the analog medium over the digital one. Many do not even imagine how well can a vinyl record sound, though we should make clear what kind of digital we are
How do you listen to your favorite music? Do you feed a CD to the player, hook earpads to your iPod, or organize playlists on the computer? Are you staying seated while listening or hang around doing other stuff? I’m guessing: first choice is earpad listening on the move, second choice is listening in the
The unstoppable advance of the technologies that “make our life better”… (?) Since when I was a kid, I have been amazed by the magic of audio reproduction. I began singing when I was about 3 years old, at 10 I was gifted with a tape recorder and I started to experiment. Soon after, at
That’s how the Perl Jam were singing back in 1994 in their Vitology album, the first one I bought (in CD format – now I have the vinyl, too). As “black circle” they mean the black record, of course. They went to the extent of writing a song to chant about their favorite music medium.