The new players are designed to plug into.
Why cd replaced vinyl.
Cd sales overtook vinyl in 1988 and cassettes in 1991.
Vinyl is in a resurgence of course with records outselling cds for the first time in almost three decades.
The 12cm optical disc became the biggest money spinner the music industry had ever seen or will ever be likely to see.
Digital records lack the distortion customarily found on lps in loud passages and near the end of a side when the sound is unnaturally compressed.
The space given over to vinyl meanwhile had expanded and pushed into cd territory.
Vinyl is at the perfect age.
Vinyl record sales surpassed cds for the first time in decades.
Cds are old but not old enough to be vintage.
The mid 1980s i guess.
Released on cd in may 1985 the hit album became a musical mainstay and vinyl fans and audiophiles began to purchase cd players in droves to adopt the growing format.
Cds on the other hand have been on the decline.
It was as if the switch was on.
As if time had reversed.
I say early 90s vinyl was being replaced by cassette tapes on the late 80s on early 90s the cds start to replace the tapes and i say about 1994 1996 cds simply took over the market for the past few yearswe have seen how digital recording are slowly replacing the cds.
Their sales have dropped by 95 percent since 2000 the peak days of cds according to a new report and are currently at their lowest level since 1986.
To say cds have lost their cool factor is a little bit of understatement.
It s survived years of being outdated in the basements and attics of our evolving critical minds long enough for rediscovery.
A little history lesson first however came a primitive form of digital recording called pulse code modulation in in 1972 a classical music company denon issued some vinyl which was recorded digitally.