Columbia 33 1/3

The LP Is 70 Years Young

On June 20, 1948 – Yes, 70 years ago – the vinyl long play record album was introduced by Columbia records.  Up to that point the two competing formats were …

12_vinyl_Columbia_Microgroove

Why 33 1/3?

It’s Record Store Day 2017 tomorrow, so let’s answer the question – “Why 33 1/3”? OK – the basics – “33 1/3” represents the number of revolutions per minute (RPMs) that a …

Audi-Technica AT-LP60 BT - Wireless Turntable

Wireless Turntables

Not having been in the market for a new turntable in a few years, my curiosity was piqued when I came across reference to “wireless turntables” while compiling reviews of …

Planet of Sound

1,000 Top Record Albums

One of my favourite vinyl and audio equipment stores is Planet of Sound. The Bank Street store in Ottawa is not a massive space.  That’s in large part because the …