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    Analog Revolution? Vinyl Sales Up, CDs Down - Will Film Make a Comeback?

    "Sales of vinyl albums rose by 40 per cent last year despite a fall in CD sales and an overall decline in the music market, official figures show."

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/m...CDs-slump.html

    Digital downloads are up over CDs, but so are vinyl sales. On the film side...since the market is completely saturated with cheap CCDs and cameras with blink detection, smile detection and a host of other useless "features", are we ripe for an analog revolution of sorts? Or is film a different beast entirely requiring a much larger infrastructure to support it?

    "Tawlk amongst yourselves."
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    FYI there's a bunch more vinyl on offer now compared to 5 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    FYI there's a bunch more vinyl on offer now compared to 5 years ago.
    I wish that one of the digital formats would enjoy a revival - SACD
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    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    I wish that one of the digital formats would enjoy a revival - SACD
    I really miss Laserdiscs!
    K.S. Klain

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    I don't know about Canada but over here in the UK SACD seemed like it might become popular a few years ago although hasn't ever really taken off.

    Tom

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    Look at the overall figures of CDs vs albums, not just the percentage up/down change, and clearly CD is a vastly more popular medium than vinyl. And I say this sitting in my basement room with perhaps 1200 LPs that I still spin on my Michell and Sansui turntables -- I never left vinyl. But it remains a niche market. I has always been my hope that LPs will make a comeback based in part on its merits as a physical product: large photos, readable lyrics on the sleeve, gatefolds, all the wonderful aspects of LPs that make them mean so much more than a plastic disc in a plastic (poorly designed) box.

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    Is that a Michell GyroDec?

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    Yes, with a modified Rega RB300 tonearm, a variety of mats, and an Orsonic record clamp (which is excellent). I run either a Benz MC cartridge, a Shre V15 or an Audio Technica TK7E. I have an older SME that I want to refurbish and use as a second arm; ideally I'd like to have both arms mounted up at the same time if I can figure out how to accomplish that. Nice turntable.

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    Sounds sweet! What do you want to do with the SME arm? I had one on an AR-1 that was pretty good. That combo was replaced by an Oracle Delphi fitted with a Graham arm.

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    It's on a bit of a tangent, but the Vinyl Engine Forum (http://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/index.php) is a great place to discuss turntables.

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