Good News for Vinyl

These are stories about vinyl and love. Everyday everywhere someone is working hard to make the world a better place for collectors

Here’s RokBlok: a portable vinyl player for listening to records anywhere

In the late ’70s, The Walkman made music truly portable. After the slightly wobbly CD equivalent, the Discman, we got Apple’s iPod and ultimate music-on-the-go goodness. Despite attempts with devices like the Sound Burger (watch it in action and want one forever), vinyl has never really been able to nail that freedom and mobility. Until…

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Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Run-D.M.C. & More Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Black Friday

Legacy Recordings to offer a handful of special releases. Since 2007, Record Store Day has helped celebrate independent record stores and the consumers who so passionately support them. More recently, RSD has gotten into the Black Friday business as well by offering exclusive releases. Recordings revealed a handful of exclusives they will offer come Nov….

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Vinyl resurgence boosts independent record stores.

Not only are old albums in demand at flea markets and record stores, many of today’s artists are releasing new music in this familiar old format in addition to more modern methods such as iTunes and other online music sites. Doug and Sher Hall of Up A Knotch Thrift & Consignment in Bethel said they…

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A record store made of Lego

Los Angeles-based artist Chris Cooper, known as COOP, recently put his bricks together to craft the best record store we’ve ever seen made out of Lego. “I’ve been getting back into Lego since my son was born, and I’ve been doing these little buildings that Lego sells as sets … I wanted to try to…

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Vinyl or vinyls?

Thanks to this article by Michael Scott Barron on Thump, finally we know more about this literally common mistake: vinyl or vinyls? It’s Official: Even The Oxford English Dictionary Won’t Support Changing the Plural of “Vinyl” to “Vinyls” Are you a vinyl collector? Or are you a vinyls collector? The pluralization of the most symbolic…

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Why a vintage Stereo System sounds better than your new one

Vintage Stereo System: an old AV receiver vs modern receivers We should go Vintage, looking for a vintage stereo system, this is what Adrian Covert wrote on this interesting article for Gizmodo: If you fashion yourself as an audiophile and just threw down a decent wad of cash on a new A/V receiver, you probably…

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HD Vinyl is coming

Imagine a vinyl record that has 30% more capacity, 30% greater volume, and double the audio fidelity of a typical LP sold today. The technical specifications for High Definition Vinyl, or ‘HD Vinyl,’ have now been detailed in a European patent filing exclusively shared with Digital Music News on Tuesday.  This is a concept that…

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