Archive for March, 2010

A Record Player About As Portable As You Can Get

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

GGRP have created an advertising mailer which is a record player that magically appears out of the cardboard sleeve of a 7″ record. See it in action here:

However, as with many seemingly new ideas, this one isn’t either. As Steve Roden from In Be Tween Noise kindly shows us.

From: Cardboard Record Sleeve Doubles as Record Player – Cardboard record player – Gizmodo.

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Discogs: Vinyl revolution – Interview

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Resident Advisor, an online dance music magazine, has a good article about Discogs: the music discography and marketplace which has a definite leaning towards music stored in grooves on vinyl.

RA: Discogs: Vinyl revolution – Interview.

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Sony PS-F5 on eBay

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Another PS-F5 on eBay- this is an auction, it’s currently at US$137.50 and not met its reserve with 3.5 days to go.

Sony PS-F5 Portable Record Player – eBay (item 160416167576 end time Mar-28-10 19:39:09 PDT).

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Enlarging The Groove 1000 Times

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Chris Supranowitz has made some images of a record’s grooves using an electron scanning microscope.


For comparison, here are the digital pits of a CD:

More images and the full details of Chris’ project.

Edit: 3/7/11

Just found another site with similar images but some more info on the mechanics of vinyl and styli. Check out Micrographia.

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A few PS-F5s on eBay

Monday, March 8th, 2010

First up has a Buy It Now of US $500.00 with missing battery cover (see the Spares & Accessories page for info on where you can buy a reproduction battery cover), no bids so far with 2 days to go.

Sony PS-F5 Direct Drive fully automatic turntable – eBay (item 230444707963 end time Mar-10-10 04:36:39 PST).

time*inc, eBay seller of aforementioned repro battery covers is also currently selling a dead PS-F5 for spares or repair with a buy it now of $224.99

And decobob’s PS-F5 with its (slightly tatty) original box is up again with a Buy It Now of $550.

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