Sunday, January 10, 2016
"We have a personal relationship with vinyl as opposed to an MP3 file."
While digital music from mobile devices or streamed online might slipped into the background for people, vinyl tends to be more tactile and interactive.
Listeners may admire album cover art or ponder lyrics printed on the back or on record sleeves.. Records also call for listeners to get involved by flipping them over.
"You are sitting there actually enjoying the music," Moncada said of opting for vinyl records. "You have a connection with it in a sense; that is something a lot of us are starting to realize again." In addition, many audiophiles appreciate the sound of music on vinyl, grainy edges and all.
- Vintage meets modern -Turntables have been hot sellers for Los Angeles-based Boytone, which even has a model with a cassette tape player.
An array of turntables found at CES were built into carry cases to go mobile in designs reminiscent of decades past.
Despite vintage looks, new model turn tables boasted features such as Bluetooth connections to speakers of headphones, or being able to plug into computers so music on records could be "ripped," or copied, into digital files.
"It allows you to keep your turntable and vinyl in one room while enjoying your records virtually anywhere in the house," Crystal Griffith of Audio-Technica said of wireless capabilities in a freshly-unveiled model.