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Vinyl in the Mainstream Press

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:34 pm
by KD
In which we may report articles written about our favorite recording medium in the conventional (non-trade) press, such as CNN, USA Today, and other general audience publications.

The first is by James Pilcher in the Cincinnati Enquirer. He recently discovered the (fun?) art of dubbing his vinyl collection to CD-R and decided he did not want to use software to remove the ticks and pops. Pilcher apparently is a member of UTOT (Cincinnati chapter), although he misspells the brandname. I guess he is still probationary. :lol: ... lcher.html

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:47 pm
by stereophile
Geez! How could he spell TECHNICS as TECHNIQUES? :(

Bagsak kaagad sa question#1 of the application to be a member of UTOT!

So far, no applicant/current member of UTOT has made that sacrilegious blooper! We do have to maintain our high standards. :lol2:

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:04 pm
by KD
Pagbigyan mo na sir. Linear tracking naman daw yung TT niya eh.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:29 pm
by marty_e
Baka na spell-check ng word processor niya.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:55 pm
by XLR_silver
baka "ja-paiks"?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:18 pm
by stereophile
Pagpasensyahan nyo ako. You know how I feel about our TECHNICS turntables... :D Puso ko...

Olrite. The writer is forgiven. After ol, it's still a TECHNICS--linear tracker pa. No wonder pusong mamon si KD about it. He does own a TECHNICS linear tracker too.

Fair enough?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:51 pm
by KD
Thank you very much, sir.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:50 am
by stereophile
KD- BTW, how does your linear tracker compare to your other conventional S-arm TECHNICS?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:07 am
by arnoldc
oo nga! review naman! o kaya invite mo kami sa inyo (sali ko ha kahit ala akong technics :))

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:12 am
by stereophile
arnoldc- you may not own a TECHNICS, but your JVC DD ttable is malupit! It's at the same level of a SL-1200mk2 or better!

KD- I was wondering about the diff. What's nice is that both your tables are TECHNICS, so a comparison will be fair.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:17 am
by arnoldc
thanks doc. :) padinig ng Technics na linear tracker! :) :) :)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:32 pm
by KD
What if I bring the linear tracker when you audition the next DIY phonostage project? I think the SL-5 is, in the words of ihatejazz, a toy. But you might feel otherwise.

Hard to comment on the differences because, for one, the carts are different on the linear tracking and the S-arm. If I have time this weekend, I shall listen to the linear tracker again on my main system, and give some comments.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:00 pm
by m_shoe_maker
XLR_silver wrote:baka "ja-paiks"?

Baka binili niya sa Greenhills or Makati Cinema Square - stores where you find those "DVD/VCD/MP3/CD Players". :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:02 pm
by m_shoe_maker
Baka nga nasa kaliwa tonearm nun. :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:03 pm
by m_shoe_maker
Sabay, counter-clockwise ang ikot ng platter. :lol: :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:53 pm
by stereophile
KD- we all await your unbiased assessment. Enjoy your ANALOG weekend!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:07 pm
by KD
Our next article appeared in the Salt Lake City Weekly and was mentioned in the Vinyl Asylum. An excerpt:

Some say it’s an obsession, some say it’s just devotion to an art form that is, simply put, better when on vinyl. Just the sight of that big glossy 12-by-12 inch cover is enough to set some salivating. Whatever its many attractions are, or regardless of how they’re defined, what can’t be argued with is the fact that vinyl has made a comeback of epic proportions—even in this digital age of compressed files.

Read the full article here.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:46 pm
by KD
From the Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal:

Records' time to spin again
Vinyl albums make a comeback with younger music listeners


By Chris Otts
The Courier-Journal

Lyndi Curtis loves music and owns about 1,300 albums. She must have an iPod or a big CD wallet to store her collection, right?

Think again. Curtis, 22, listens almost exclusively to vinyl records, a format some thought would die with the generation that played them in 1960s and '70s.

But some in the industry say more young people are taking those old records off the shelf -- and adding new ones to it.

"Kids are definitely getting into vinyl," said John Timmons, who owns ear X-tacy, a music store on Bardstown Road in Louisville.

A main attraction of vinyl is a sound that is not as "sterile" as CDs, Curtis and others said.

"There's something so much better about having a fireplace than central heat, you know?" she said. "Albums to CDs is like, exactly that."

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:23 pm
by KD

TIME, 27 June 2005, page 62

What is this guy doing, play-grading the cover?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:13 pm
by KD

From today's Philippine Daily Inquirer front page.

This is supposed to be a pic of the library at Camp John Hay. Look closely at the shelves on the left. Are those VINYL RECORDS????