Despite — or perhaps because of — its many flaws, vinyl persists. Though record players are admittedly flashier and more high-tech these days, the record format itself has changed little since Emile Berliner spun the first gramophone disc in A basic stylus rubs some spinning plastic to create a classic, unmistakable sound.
Amazing advances in automotive audio systems have been witnessed over the past several decades. The first generation of Corvettes was born in a time limited to AM radio. The only aftermarket audio enhancements available were a reverb box and a bulky automotive record player that only worked well when the car was parked.
A renewed love affair with vinyl is creating a surge in demand for old turntables and record players. It means equipment that was thrown away as obsolete junk just a few years ago can fetch hundreds — sometimes even thousands — of pounds. Here, Toby Walne goes for a spin to find how to make money and great music from vintage hi-fi.
To get the full clarity and audio quality intended by the producers, many opt for turntables to play their music. The Luker AT-2 Suitcase Style Turntable may be one of the cheapest options on the market but it feels like a far more expensive option and has some real luxury at the price point. This has a great vintage design and the sound quality is truly wonderful for such a cheap option.
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Before you can start bidding, we need some additional information. Vinyl has made a great comeback. Even though music players have changed rapidly in the last few decades, from CD to MP3 to online streaming, vinyl has a certain charm that still attracts music lovers all over the world.
This article is a part of RS Recommendsan editorial series reviewing products in music and entertainment. Items are independently selected; Penske Media may earn a commission from purchases made from our links. Insales of vinyl records grew for the 13th straight year in the U.
The reason for that is a gorgeous retro-inspired design and a whole bunch of useful features. A multi-functional design lets you play vinyl records in 3 sizes at 3 speeds, MP3 files via USB drive, SD card, aux-in port for smartphones, tablets, etc. The internal speakers are quite good for the size and price, but you also have the option to connect to an existing system or a set of powered speakers via the RCA outputs.