phranque - 3:17 am on Jul 5, 2007 (gmt 0) i have 50 year old vinyl that plays as well as the day it was made. the spice girls sold way more cds than vinyl.
this is like saying a load of music was lost when they phased out vinyl. i'm sure they could build a record player again if they really had to. it's not like the technology has been 'lost'. all the important stuff got transferred over to other formats. it's only the lousy stuff that didn't (val doonican... max bygraves... the spice girls...)
no bits or magnetics or substrates - just vibrations pressed in pvc.
the technology is still current.
you can get a turntable to play vinyl today at circuit city (big box electronic retailer) for $100 or so.
or you can spend several thousand on the latest tonearm.
you can play today's turntables through usb or play them through vacuum tube amplifiers.
and last week they announced their reunion tour...
i have 50 year old vinyl that plays as well as the day it was made.
the spice girls sold way more cds than vinyl.