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Print Length: 51 pages
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Publication Date: June 8, 2012
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Best Sellers Rank: #596,104 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #8 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Records #43 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Records #620 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Arts & Photography
This a great, concise but thorough, treatment or introduction to listening to music on vinyl. It has just the right amount of depth to satisfy the basic questions. It gives you enough information to know what to look for if you need more information, but I am satisfied with the information presented. The author clearly knows what he is talking about, and condenses what could seem like a very technical and complex subject very effectively. I did not know much, if anything going into this book, and have left with a what feels like a very reasonable amount of information. If you follow his guidelines, you will enjoy this medium of music and sound.
In this short book I have learned more about vinyl records than in many hours of web searching and magazine readings: the basic principles of how sound is recorded and reproduced in vinyl, and the function and importance of every component of a turntable based hi-fi system very clearly described. I enjoyed it very much
This was a very fast read (about an hour cover-to-cover) which, while written very clearly, barely scratches the surface of any of the topics covered. As someone who has owned a turntable for a year and spends some time on vinyl/audiophile forums I learned virtually nothing from this book, apart from some history in the antiquated format of 78's. The author has no more authority than any hobbyist, and as a result I would recommend passing on this primer for another volume written by a professional in the audio industry.
I've been into vinyl since the 70's as a child and back the past 15 years. The book is a great read and the author writes without trying to show off for his peers. Reminds me of Mejias, and I always enjoyed his stuff in Stereophile.
Just getting back into vinyl since my childhood, I need to learn everything from the ground up. And Michael does a great job of explaining Vinyl 101 to newbies like me. My first turntable is being delivered from tomorrow, and I can't wait to start listening after read this short e-book.
This book at first glance is fairly basic, but to those that know little about records it has some interesting and helpful information hidden within, it's also quite amusing. Vinyl lovers are not nerds. Who would have thought?
I was interested in buying a record player after hearing about the superior quality of vinyl for years. Not knowing anything about this, I started looking around online and found a lot information that I found hard to understand at first glance. This book was a great introduction to the basics, the language is simple and clear, and the author's passion for the subject makes this an enjoyable read. More importantly, the author is not a snob or pretentious about this stuff, writing for newcomers. Now I feel confident finding the record player that works for me.
Started playing and collecting vinyl 2 months ago after a hiatus of 30 years. Did the usual thing of trawling the internet for information on vinyl, turntable and hifi system. I saw this book and thought I can add to my knowledge. It is an easy read, well written in a conversational style but I was disappointed that 95% of it was stuff I already knew. It is quite rudimentary and may suit someone who is thinking of starting in vinyl or wondering about it, or you can search for "Vinyl collecting" on the internet.
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