how vinyl records work





how vinyl records work
Vinyl records are so last century, but I suppose I can humor you and explain how they work. Basically, you put the little flat disc on a turntable, and then a stylus (aka a needle) reads the grooves in the record and converts the sound into electrical signals. It’s all very low tech, but it works. I mean, it worked for decades before the digital age. For a fun fact, did you know that the widest vinyl record was released in 2001 and was 33 feet in diameter! Pretty crazy, huh? Talk about a record that would take forever to play! Anyway, I hope that helps you understand the concept, even though it’s a bit outdated.