The Home Stereos That Refuse to Die
Once Thought Doomed by Digital, Turntables and Other Old-School Components Keep on Grooving
By JOSEPH DE AVILA
"I'd like to complete that vintage sound," says Mr. Sherman.
For many, $1 songs and $100 players have replaced $20 CDs and $1,000-dollar stereo systems. But not for Mr. Sherman and other audiophiles, many of whom cling to cabinets full of music components and milk crates of albums. Hardly Luddites—many also have MP3 players and listen to Internet radio—these are the folks who refuse to give up the superior sound of older technology.
"On an MP3, the sound is compressed," Mr. Sherman says. "So a lot of the sound that was meant to be heard is gone. On the record, you get the full spectrum of sound."
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