Category / Pro-Ject Record Players
Introducing Proj-ect Record Players – simple, uncluttered and utterly functional hifi systems. For all you minimalists out there you need not look further for a record player. They are simple to use, maintenance free, and will function reliably a lifetime long. Now you can get that warm crackle without the hassle of twentieth century relic of a turn-table. There is a certain romance to hearing your favourite songs on vinyl. Jack White loves records: when he was a furniture upholsterer he even hid early vinyl EP’s into the cushioning of chairs.
Here’s what the greatest guitarist of our age has to say about records:
If a 15-year-old kid asks me, ‘What way do you like to listen to music?’ I say, ‘Listen to it on vinyl… put the headphones on or sit in a room with your friends. Put the needle down.’ There is a tangible experience going on there, a romantic experience where it’s reverential to the music, the artist and, most of all, the song. iPods, iTunes and downloads aren’t reverential. They’re just easy. And I understand that – I own an iPod too, you know. But as far as reverence goes I can’t say in good faith, ‘Let’s abandon physical formats and move to the invisible age.’ It’s just not magic. How great that last year was the biggest vinyl-selling year in a decade.
He elaborates in another interview…
The left wall is the left channel, the right wall is the right channel, and you’re just dragging that rock through the groove. Watching it spin, you get a real mechanical sense of music being reproduced. I think there’s a romance to that.”
Enough said – come in and check them out.
Interview material on Jack White pulled from The NY Times and Another Mag. For full interviews read here…http://www.anothermag.com/exclusives/jack-white and http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/magazine/jack-white-is-the-savviest-rock-star-of-our-time.html?pagewanted=all