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What goes around

Saturday, 2 April 2022 1:27:09 pm Australia/Melbourne

We take it for granted now that we are going to sell record playing technology. We have always been invested in it as an organisation. During the long dark years of digital dominance of our marketplace ecosystem we would keep a Rega Planar 3 on demo, often with an abused copy of Dark Side of The Moon collecting dust on the platter, and would demonstrate to those who cared to listen how ... fundamentally satisfying ... the sound was.

As a small business we are a leaf upon the waters and have no influence on the marketplace as such but through demonstration of our wares effectively can modulate the direction of an individual who cares to listen.

Turntables were always a part of our business therefore even though by 1991 when we opened most manufacturers had thrown the towel in and many beautiful replay instruments were being sold for a fraction. Most people were happy with CD as it was presented to them in the eighties. The "indestructible format with huge dynamic range" that took up less space and didn't scratch and crackle.  Turntables and records were officially declared obsolete in the early eighties, as exemplified by this Rodrigues cartoon from Stereo Review in 1984.

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Post truamatic stress and My First Vinyls ... Ziggy Stardust

Saturday, 8 July 2017 3:35:25 pm Australia/Melbourne

More than anything this is the one album that was the backdrop to my dysfunctional teenage years in Cambridge and Manchester. I'm playing the vinyl today for the first time in ... actually years.

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Our man Rab talks Vinyl Revival to ABC's Australia Wide

Thursday, 18 February 2016 12:04:00 pm Australia/Melbourne

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The vinyl phenomena and why it gives me hope.

Saturday, 19 April 2014 9:14:00 am Australia/Melbourne

I note with interest on the recent International Record Store Day website that our area of Melbourne has the highest concentration of participating stores in Australia by a huge margin.

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Vinyl Spring

Sunday, 9 September 2012 5:59:00 pm Australia/Melbourne

I had that particular pleasure yesterday of being closely questioned about our current product directions by a very careful and thorough gentleman who had last bought serious Hi Fi thirty years ago...

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