The Technology Of A Vinyl Record

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 following video from Real Engineering fascinating.

The video looks at the vinyl record’s place in history as a vehicle for cultural exchange, how a actually record works, how it compares to the digital music we consume, and much more.

One of the things that it covers nicely is the brilliant way that stereo audio is encoded onto the disc, and the reason why the RIAA frequency curve is employed. Likewise, it also lays out a convincing argument for the sonic quality of the analog vinyl record over the digital CD.

Check it out.

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