About a decade ago the sale of audio turntables and record players came to a stop but they are coming back once again. Although no one is expecting people to desert CDs for this different format, the sales are definitely up these days. Vinyl LPs and turntables are being sold again and younger people are beginning to check out the archives of their relatives and listening to these LPs.
According to one 17 year old, Liam Michaels who lives in California, he thinks that the records have a better sound than the CDs do. He enjoys the cover art on the LPs as well. He doesn't remember when LPs were popular but recently found Beatles and Rolling Stone albums at his grandparents. His uncle got a player on eBay and now it's the highlight in his room and he enjoys the music.
Replica audio turntable systems are available from various manufacturers. They look like the past machines but have today's technology used in them. A few top manufacturers include Memorex, jWin, Teac, and Crosley. Various functions are included, which includes USB connections, stacking up multiple LPs, and even recording from the LPs to CD as well.
When it comes to the gift giving time of Christmas, nostalgia audio turntables are one of the top sellers according to Classic Buys' Raman. Some of the most popular brands that are sold include Memorex, Teac, Thomas Pacconi, and Crosley each year.
Many people today prefer to go with top brand names and audio turntables that provide you with various features. Consumers often go with four in one systems that play the radio, cassettes, records, and CDs. Top brands are usually purchased as well, such as Teac and Crosley. Features are important to most consumers today, such as the feature to record to CD or Stack-O-Matic features. With the Stack-O-Matic you are able to stack up several records and play continuously, and then with the recorder, you can take your LPs and record them onto CDs for your listening pleasure.
According to the president of Crosley Radio, Bo LeMastus, the purest form of music is really on vinyls. This has made reproductions of audio turntables a top promotion in the past holiday seasons. Since the capture what people really want on the record, you just can't get the same sound on a CD. Something is lost in the translation.
Crosley continues to do well offering great replicas of turntables that go through time. They have introduced audio turntables and vintage radios that look great and offer great new technologies as well. Some of their collections include turntables, style record players, compact disc players, audio cassette players, telephones, jukeboxes, music boxes, radios, and many other options. They offer great designs and crafting, top lines, and more, which has made them the top vintage electronics manufacturer out there today. Not only do they look great, but Crosley has made sure that they are function for consumers as well, allowing you to enjoy your nostalgia.
400,000 plus record players were sold by Crosley alone back in 2005 and they are expecting to sell even more this year. The sales of Teac have tripled within the past year and they figure there are about 10 billion albums that are sitting on the shelves in people homes. Now there is a great way to play this music again with the great units that Crosley and Teac are providing for about $ 200 to start out with.
Of course these sales don't even compare to the sales of CD players, which have sold millions of units. These sales are small enough that they are not even tracked at all by the Consumer Electronics Association. However, among DJs and rap fans, they definitely still have a home today.
Today there are two types of people purchasing turntables according. Restoration Hardware has had this to say, and they offer turntables in their stores, on the web, and in catalogs. There are those who are over 35 and who have LPs that they grew up with in the past. Then you have their children who have found the LPs around the house and want the ability to get a listen. There are new models from both Teac and Crosley that bring together old and new. They were unveiled at the consumer Electronics Show. One example is the 4in1 by Crosley. It costs about $ 229 and provides radio, cassette deck, plays vinyls, and also plays CDs.