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Vinyl record recording – reading techniques are analog that brings the high fidelity to the sound, and the players call it “rustic sound”. The sound of vinyl record has its own distinct characteristics that are different from digital. When listening to a good type of vinyl record player, the sound was floating, the position of the instruments playing in the orchestra appeared very clearly, the singer’s voice was sweet and inspiring. For this reason, there are still many people in the world who are passionate about collecting and enjoying vinyl record. Especially those who love classical music, Jazz – Blue and acoustic instruments…

The vinyl record’s attractive secret

The first vinyl record was born about hundred years but still caught interests by music players, despite the advent of a series of new technologies. Unique beauty with “rustic” sound is the attractive secret of vinyl record.

First record invented by Thomas Edison

1877 Thomas A. Edison – the American genius inventor who invented the first tape recorder, which works on the basis of sound waves delivered through a transducer to create the markings from a needle on a metal cylinder. When reproduce the sound, the needle is read from the recorded metal tube, the mechanical oscillation of the needle is through a mechanical amplification system to raise the amplitude and then speak out through loudspeaker. Although the band is still very narrow and distorted, Edison’s recorder has laid the first foundation for sound reproduction and processing technology.

Companies adapted Edison’s principle

Adapted from Edison’s recording principle, right from the end of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century, a number of firms in the world have released mechanical recorders that are powered by cords with a bright golden copper speaker which as big as a tuba. This phonograph has been regarded as a luxury decoration among wealthy families in Europe earlier in the century.

The phonograph invented and improved

Vinyl record production is not much different from Edison’s original recording principle. In 1887,  Emile Berliner (USA) invented the first phonograph. To improve sound quality, industrial-scale sound recording technology has been constantly improved. There is a significant step forward from the first recordings with 78-minute mono recording techniques to a hi-fi long playing 33 rpm vinyl record. In the field of disc manufacturing, the names of record labels with many major contributions include: RCAVictor, EMI (USA), Decca Record (UK), Deuts Gramophon (Germany) …