Learn About All Things Vinyl, Including Where to Buy, Collect, and Connect
Are you just getting into the latest craze and comeback known as vinyl? You’re not alone. RCA Victor launched the first vinyl long-playing (LP) record in 1931. As the digital age grew, these marvels almost gained extinction status. In 2007, about 1 million vinyl records were sold in the U.S. In 2020, that number rose to 27.5 million, surpassing digital sales. Album sales increased by over 50% in 2021.
Why the comeback? It may be a generation hungry for physical objects and the experience of going to a local record shop, browsing through the various album covers with impressive artwork, and selecting one whose vinyl may now be the same color as the cover. Or, it could be the warm sound produced from a high-quality turntable.
Whatever the cause, it appears to be here to stay, at least for a while. Let's look at what you need to know before you buy your gear, where to find these relics, and how to connect with the audio and music lovers buying vinyl in Southlake, TX.