Poll: Why don't you have a turntable?

What's wrong with you? Haven't you heard? Turntables are the next big thing!

CNET poll

Why do you still own a turntable?

Because analog sounds better than digital.
I have a ton of records and my Blu-ray player can't play 'em.
I just recently bought a turntable, and never enjoyed music more!
I don't own a turntable. I can't stand the noise, clicks, and pops.

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What, you don't have a turntable? What's wrong with you?

When the CD was unveiled to the world in 1982 with the "Perfect Sound Forever" motto, everyone assumed the LP's days were numbered. Well, nearly three decades later, vinyl's hanging in there and the CD's future looks uncertain.

Vinyl appeals to oldsters who still covet their LP collections, and kids who are just now getting into the groove. To some vinyl sounds better, more musical than digital, and some just dig the more physical connection to the music vinyl provides.

Steve Guttenberg
About the author

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Home Theater, Inner Fidelity, Tone Audio, and Stereophile.


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