Who needs a record player anymore? Music is available digitally anytime and anywhere; people stream it and listen to it on their smartphones. Nevertheless, more and more music fans are asking themselves: Where does that leave the soul? The love? The passion?
The initial digital euphoria was followed by the revival of the vinyl record. Since a good ten years, record sales have once again been rising steeply. Enthusiastic record collectors are not only to be found in the over-forty generation; even younger people, who no longer know the record player from their own childhood, are now going into analog raptures.
The real, the authentic, and the tangible, character and individuality, care and sustainability instead of quickly produced, cheap consumer goods—all of this is experiencing a new level of appreciation today. Using a record player and black vinyl records demands care and respect, but also offers a more emotional, almost meditative quality of experience instead of just swiping across a display.
Above all this, however, is the inimitable timbre of the vinyl record. Regardless of the style of your favorite music, the tone quality is crucial for your listening pleasure; and here, music enthusiasts agree: Analog sound produced with an excellent HiFi system eclipses any digital reproduction.
Higher frequency range and stereophonic sound, more depth, plasticity and dynamics, warmth and naturalness—listening to a vinyl record with your eyes closed, you can almost feel as though you’re at a live concert.