The history of vinyl record players and how vinyl records work is long and colourful.
Vinyl record players are electromagnetic devices that change sound vibrations into electrical signals. When a record spins, it creates sound vibrations that get converted into electrical signals. These signals are fed into electronic amplifiers. Electric amps vibrate and feed the resulting sound into speakers, which amplify it and make it louder. Record players still use the whole needle and groove methodology that a phonograph used, although record players today are much more high tech.
When you listen to a vinyl record, you are hearing uncompressed music that sounds just like the artist envisioned it. There is no tone loss due to compression of the music files, which happens when you hear streamed audio.
You’ll be able to experience a warmer sound from your favourite musical artists, hearing songs the way they sounded during the recording session rather than listening to an electronic version that diminishes the rich tones.
Now is the perfect time to get into vinyl.