Compact Discs and Vinyl Records
The cost of creating a vinyl record is higher, which makes new vinyl more costly to purchase upfront. Purchasing a pack of compact discs (CDs) as replacement is marginally less than what it would cost to replace a record. CDs are a better investment because of cost as well as portability. However, quality of sound in vinyl records is a good hobby and worth the investment.
CDs and the vinyl record player-CDs can be played anywhere most anywhere today and on most any device. The Wii and Playstation consoles are not just for playing electronic video games. CDs can be played in the consoles as well. Most vehicles in today’s society, are equipped with CD players or provide equipment so that CDs can be heard. All vehicles that take people to and from, make travelling less stressful. Whether individuals are catching a plane, train, bus, or riding a bike, the CD can be heard. Hand held devices such as MP3 players, iPods, walkman, radio has made listening to CDs convenient. LPs are originally 16 inches in diameter, but the popular models used for music are 13 inches. Compact discs are 4.75 inches in diameter, making portability much simpler.
Record players are stationary. Records are made of black lacquer vinyl created with groove for a phonograph needle to navigate across. Compact discs were invented to take the place of vinyl records, but without records where would the record player be? A form of turntables is still in the nightclubs. These are not the typical record players found sitting in the wooden case at home or at the family cookout. To move the DJ owned record players would almost take movers and a van. The new type of turntables are constantly developed and second-hand CD turntables are easy to come by via online auction sites and other sources. Although record players are not a thing of the past, they are getting harder to find. Other than in nightclubs or at private parties, to see a record player in a home today...
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