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  • Vinyl album sales out-perform digital downloads for first time

    Last week, in the UK

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-a7458841.html

  • #2
    I wonder what percentage of LPs are sold online vs via a B&M store. Curious because there's something special about going through bins of records.
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    • #3
      I suspect that is mainly because younger people are streaming their music instead of downloading it.

      http://www.wsj.com/articles/getting-...sic-1481292848

      https://si.wsj.net/public/resources/...1208160604.jpg
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      • #4
        Originally posted by mkuller View Post
        I suspect that is mainly because younger people are streaming their music instead of downloading it.

        http://www.wsj.com/articles/getting-...sic-1481292848

        https://si.wsj.net/public/resources/...1208160604.jpg
        I agree so many are streaming these days.
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        • #5
          40 million vinyl records are expected to be sold this year that could help the industry break the $1 billion mark for the first time since the ‘80s.
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          • #6
            Fremer probably can;t sleep from the excitement of that.

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            • #7
              I wonder about the market size of vinyl cleaning machines? Machines, not hand held felt pads.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
                I wonder about the market size of vinyl cleaning machines? Machines, not hand held felt pads.
                There certainly are more of them than ten years ago and not getting cheaper, so I'll guess the market is growing. With use of cavitation technology and greater automation they're reaching appliance status. On the other hand the Smart Devices company who sold the Loricraft line is apparently no longer around - not sure what their story is.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tima View Post

                  There certainly are more of them than ten years ago and not getting cheaper, so I'll guess the market is growing. With use of cavitation technology and greater automation they're reaching appliance status. On the other hand the Smart Devices company who sold the Loricraft line is apparently no longer around - not sure what their story is.
                  What's curious is that I see attendees at audio shows who have never seen a record cleaning machine before. Where have they been?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
                    I wonder about the market size of vinyl cleaning machines? Machines, not hand held felt pads.
                    I don't know about market size, but the interest from vinyl fans (not necessarily audiophiles) is very strong. Just look at the multitude of threads on vinyl cleaning over at SHF.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                      What's curious is that I see attendees at audio shows who have never seen a record cleaning machine before. Where have they been?
                      In record shops, thrift stores and antique shops sifting through vinyl?

                      Most places a new vinyl fan goes to shop do not have a record cleaning machine. Unless they really catch the audio gear bug, it is quite possible that they will never encounter a record cleaning machine.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jonathanb View Post

                        In record shops, thrift stores and antique shops sifting through vinyl?


                        Most places a new vinyl fan goes to shop do not have a record cleaning machine. Unless they really catch the audio gear bug, it is quite possible that they will never encounter a record cleaning machine.
                        True though I see more and more stores with RCMs too. It's interesting that you even see a few sellers on eBay note the records were cleaned on say a VPI machine.

                        Once they see the machine, they get it and want one!
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                        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
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                        • #13
                          The bigger sellers on eBay find people like us buying from them and will quickly tire of complaints about the cleanliness of their records so they acquire a RCM to shut us up!

                          You're right in that once most vinyl fans become aware of RCM, they want one. They'll think the prices of most of the RCM's are insane, but they want one.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jonathanb View Post
                            The bigger sellers on eBay find people like us buying from them and will quickly tire of complaints about the cleanliness of their records so they acquire a RCM to shut us up!

                            You're right in that once most vinyl fans become aware of RCM, they want one. They'll think the prices of most of the RCM's are insane, but they want one.
                            Funny, I think the first RCM that I bought, the very first Nitty Gritty machine was around 500. There are still machines in this price range and they work better than that machine from back in the '80s. Hell there's even the Spin Clean. Even saw the Okki Nokki on Amazon for $500. That's really cool to think about! (no Teflon lips on the vacuum any more to ruin the records while cleaning.)
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                            -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
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                            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                            -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
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                            • #15
                              Even found on Amazon that Okki Nokki is also selling--in addition to Loricraft--a goat hair fiber record brush!

                              Buy Okki Nokki Goat Hair Record Cleaning Brush: Cleaning & Repair - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
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                              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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                              -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                              -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                              -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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