Category Archives for "Vinyl"
Many of us still love vinyl. For all its faults (and there are many), there’s still a warm sound that makes believers out of listeners when combined with a good playback system. That said, the technology of the black plastic analog disc isn’t discussed much these days, which is why I think you’ll find the […]Continue reading
We’ve been hearing about vinyl record manufacturing coming into the future for some time, and here’s another example. Some Canadian design engineers who usually put their R&D talents into things like MRI machines went to work on the vinyl record press. They made some huge improvements and came up with the Warm Tone vinyl record […]Continue reading
Making a vinyl record is a messy, time consuming business. It involves toxic chemical baths, huge mechanical presses, stampers that wear out easily, and maybe worst of all, the final product is made from a petroleum product. Record pressing has shown small improvements over the years, but for the most part, it’s still done the […]Continue reading
Vinyl is all the rage again, but most people don’t understand just how chemical and mechanical the process really is. In this very quick video, you’ll see the electroplating process that goes into making the various stages of master, mother and stampers. That’s the messy part of the business, and the one that everyone hopes […]Continue reading