TBT: Showing Respect For Record Players
Hopefully many of you still have and use one.
I've been buying Compact Discs longer than I've been buying vinyl, but that doesn't mean I like CD's better. In fact, I still have more records than CD's.
Count me in the group that loves to hear the popping and at times the scratching sound of a vinyl record.
That's why I am delighted to hear of a company in Czech, SEV Litovel, that has been producing turntables for almost 20 years, and is experiencing quite an upward tick in sales.
According to an article in Azfamily.com, the company has seen growth since 2009.
In 2009, it produced 32,170 turntables, with the big boom dating to 2012 when the year-on-year sales went up 39.5%, followed by 45.7% in 2013, according to company figures.
This growth is not over yet, with the record production of 124,825 last year, almost 12% more than in 2015, the company says.
I do have an I-pod that I use less and less these days, and I do not have a single note of music stored on my phone.
At home, it's CD's or albums, and it's the albums that are most likely coming out of my speakers.
National Record Store Day is coming up on April 22. There will be plenty of new releases out that day. It seems to me that now is as good a time as any to jump into the vinyl pool and experience something that in my opinion is indeed better that what we have now.