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“Devastating” Manufacturing Plant Fire Threatens Worldwide Vinyl Record Supply

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https://pitchfork.com/news/devastating-manufacturing-plant-fire-threatens-worldwide-vinyl-record-supply/
 

 

Apollo Masters—a manufacturing plant that supplies the lacquer used for making master discs, which are used to make vinyl records—suffered a fire on Thursday, February 6, at its manufacturing and storage facility in Banning, California, The Desert Sun reports. No employees were injured in the “devastating” blaze, which completely destroyed the facility. A note on Apollo Masters’ website reads, “We are uncertain of our future at this point and are evaluating options as we try to work through this difficult time.” Figures in the vinyl record production industry have expressed similar concern.


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Another reason to go to file based playback.


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I saw David Solomon posted this on FB last night.  This is bad news for people like me that appreciate our archaic and decidedly non hifi listening methods. 😉


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I haven't purchased any vinyl since the early 90's. But I feel for the folks who still enjoy the vinyl ritual. It's really quite surprising just how good fine vinyl recordings can sound on the old rig.


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A vinyl day on AS.. maybe it deserves a subforum after all.. No, I have no plans of getting my gramophone out of the garage (every time I hear a loud crack in music I go to the kitchen to check out if I hadn't forgotten about some frying eggs ;)) even though 'On Every Street' Dire Straits LP (5k Transrotor gramophone) during the latest (local) audio show I attended sounded better balanced than 16-44 version (Roksan gear), but it was in big part due to the specifically bright Monitor Audio speakers they used for demonstration. 


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, 4est said:

Oh, there is still plenty of vinyl to be had...

 

... and plenty of demand - including for collectable shellac. (As an online dealer I say this at first hand.)

 

CDs too!


Disclaimer! I have not in the past, I do not now, and I am not likely ever to stream music from the internet.

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i bought a lot of my vinyl when I was in High School....I would guess that there was NO digital sourcing at that distant time.

 

 But hey, I remember our first TV, my Grandmother would watch in in the mirror so she would not be exposed to the "rays".   

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Samuel T Cogley said:

The impending LP shortage that is being lamented by some affects mostly digitally-sourced vinyl.  What's the problem? 🙂

 


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