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Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable has WiFi for multi-room streaming

Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable has WiFi for multi-room streaming

Yamaha has a new turntable product for vinyl enthusiasts: the MusicCast VINYL 500. This new turntable supports both playing vinyl albums and streaming music to speakers throughout one's home from online services. Yamaha points toward the WiFi feature as the MusicCast VINYL 500's most unique feature, saying it can connect to up to a pair of speakers without a receiver.

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HD Vinyl coming next year to capitalize on nostalgia

HD Vinyl coming next year to capitalize on nostalgia

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks or old media new features. Austrian startup Rebeat is certainly trying to prove it isn't the case. Making use of European patent filed way back in 2016 and a $4.8 billion investment, the small company is starting to turn the gears to produce what it labels as "High Definition Vinyl". Why? Because sales of physical media such as CDs and vinyl, for the first time in 7 years, just eclipsed digital sales.

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CD, Vinyl outsell digital downloads but streaming still king

CD, Vinyl outsell digital downloads but streaming still king

Those who think that interest in old-school CDs or even older school vinyl is just a passing fad should probably sit down for a bit. The Recording Industry Association of America or RIAA has just released its 2017 report detailing last year’s revenue figures. And for the first time since 2011, sales of physical media have surpassed digital downloads. That said, digital is still king when you consider that music streaming remains the biggest source of profit for the industry.

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Star Wars Gift Guide 2017

Star Wars Gift Guide 2017

Over the past few months we've been rounding up some of the most epic or otherwise nice-yet-affordable Star Wars gifts for this holiday season. What we've got is what you'll see below. This list includes a Star Wars record player, an electric vehicle for kids, and some star wars stationary. Basically all levels of gift cost are included here - from the extremely inexpensive to the Favorite-Aunty-Costly.

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This Technics SP-10R turntable just set a new standard for sound

This Technics SP-10R turntable just set a new standard for sound

This week the folks at Technics announced a new turntable, the SP-10R, a Reference Class Direct Drive Turntable with top-level specs. Delivered in early Summer 2018, this device is the company's newest most premium analogue, direct drive turntable - the best of the best. Back in 2016 the standard was set with the SL-1200GAE/G, then in 2017 came the SL-1200GR.

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Contra original soundtrack is heading to vinyl at Comic-Con

Contra original soundtrack is heading to vinyl at Comic-Con

Vinyl is big right now and we're seeing all sorts of things arrive on the medium as a result. One of the latest is the original game soundtrack for Contra, which will be available at the San Diego Comic-Con soon. The vinyl release will include special new artwork and a bright gradient color on the top; joining it will be a fancy new Contra artwork poster, itself also sold at SDCC.

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