We decided to launch our graphic series as a way to take the mystery out of vinyl, and also to inspire a new generation to give vinyl a spin.
Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
Furnace MFG has launched their second in a helpful infographic series designed to take the mystery out of vinyl records as they become more popular with regular consumers. The series to date has been lauded for making vinyl records easy to understand for a digital age experiencing them for the first time.
The release, titled: “Good Vibrations: Vinyl Playback, Demystified” follows “Pressing Vinyl,” the first in the series that shows the process in which vinyl records are made and plated from an original audio source. The new graphic educates consumers about the analog playback process that occurs when a record is played on a record player.
“With vinyl sales increasing exponentially every year, we were starting to field a lot of questions about the benefits of pressing vinyl, why customers should buy vinyl, and even how vinyl records work,” explained Eric Astor, CEO of Furnace MFG. “We decided to launch our graphic series as a way to take the mystery out of vinyl, and also to inspire a new generation to give vinyl a spin.”
For the curious, the grooves in a vinyl record microscopically mirror the original sound waves of the audio. When the record player spins at a preset speed, the record needle or stylus traces the grooves. A magnet inside the needle cartridge converts the movement to an electrical wave, which uses a preamplifier and speaker to output the rich audio that no other audio playback device can match. More details on the process can be found on the infographic.
The infographic is available as a high-resolution PDF download at http://www.furnacemfg.com/vinyl/pressing-vinyl/vinyl-process.html#playback. Additional copies can be purchased by inquiring Furnace MFG directly.