“I could have been a Judge, but I never had the Latin for the judgin’. I never had it, so I’d had it, as far as being a judge was concerned… I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner because of the absence of falling coal”.
The percentage of music sales on vinyl continues to rise. I saw one comment that this amounted to the fetishisation of analogue and retro rather than an indicator that vinyl is a superior music delivery format. It’s not. It’s now just a niche product. A hipster lifestyle accessory or hardcore high end audiophile dependable. The number of new vinyl releases, even if reissues of classic albums easily dwarfs the piecemeal pure audio offerings from Blu Ray audio. I was surprised how fast vinyl sales (at least in the US) fell away as soon as CD was introduced.
Look at the cost too. Not quite sure of the year here (mid 70’s?). Mind you much of that kit would have a good chance of still working today or at least be repairable in the right hands. Not sure you could say that of many modern electronic products. But then the whole notion of spending half your wages on something just for listening to music in your living room now seems a bit esoteric. Not many products could be advertised as quite so unashamedly ‘breaking the bank’ either.