If you are a music lover, then chances are high that you have been aware of the influx of vintage audio equipment for some time. In fact, you may even own vintage audio equipment and become giddy at the thought of spending time in a vinyl store or stumbling across an estate sale where records are being sold.
For many lovers of vintage audio, there is nothing more incredible than discovering that much sought after album that makes your collection that much closer to perfect. For, no matter your style in music – punk, grunge, classic country, jazz, show tunes or any other genre imaginable, you can count on there being a version suitable to your chosen form of vintage audio players.
But for those people who are perfectly happy with the progress in music and options such as mp3s, digital files and even CDs, they draw of old school audio players is nearly foreign. So, what is that makes listening to music on record players and old school stereo units so appealing? Is there really that big of a difference or improvement? After all, isn’t progress preferred?
Surprisingly, the old school music approach, has become a thriving industry as many people have discovered the sound of vintage audio. Here are some of the reasons why the old is rapidly becoming the new.
1. The Chase – Many modern “audio-holics” love the hunt for that perfect vinyl! There’s just something exciting about finally locating that record to complete a specific artist’s collection.
2. The Sound – Sure, there is the crackling of the vinyl, but the sound quality is clear and rich. In fact, you often can keep the volume turned lower and still get prime sound from your vintage player due to the quality of the tubes and amps used.
3. The Quality – The old stereo equipment is made significantly better than modern day audio equipment; hence the reason it is still around today! Today’s equipment contains a great deal of plastic and cheaper products as compared to vintage audio equipment with its real wood, careful details, glass knobs, and metals such as copper, chrome, brass and others.
Old school audio equipment is a fun, and clear way to enjoy the music of today and yesterday. If you have questions about the vintage audio equipment you recently unearthed in your attic, then make some time to take it to local store. You never know what you may discover!