In rotation: 5/18/16

Stream vinyl around the home with Yamaha’s new AV receiver: Yamaha has unveiled a new lines of AV receivers that will enables users to stream vinyl records around the home. The product features phono inputs so you can pair a turntable with Yamaha’s MusicCast technology. MusicCast nonverts audio to a digital signal to broadcast it across multiple rooms so you’ll lose that analogue purity but it’s quicker than ripping records. As with regular Yamaha receivers, these ones offer a full range of connectivity options including AM/FM/DAB radio, support streaming services, bluetooth and Airplay.

The wireless Trntbl is the first ‘Internet of Things’ record player: If you’re a fan of marrying the best of the analogue world with the advantages of digital audio – and enjoy removing consonants from words – then the Trntbl could be for you. The Trntbl is billed as the first ‘Internet of Things’ record player, bringing wireless streaming and social music sharing to your 12-inch tunes. The deck claims to be able to identify what it’s playing in real-time, and can then share that song information on social media. Track information can also be shared with Spotify, adding your vinyl plays to your recently listened to streams.

Vinyl records make big comeback in San Diego: “What some people would call imperfections are to me cool little attributes to listening to a record,” said Eric Howard, a local record collector. “A crackle here a pop there.” Howard has thousands of records, each in their individual protective sleeves, inside his southeast San Diego home. “Vinyl never went away for me and other people but its super cool to see people that didn’t have that experience are into it now,” said Howarth. Hundreds of record fanatics show up every month to the Casbah in Little Italy for its record swap. The event features dozens of local shops and collectors on display selling records for between $3 and more than $100 for rare editions.

UMe Marks 45th Anniversary Of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On With Seven-Album Vinyl Release, Volume 3: 1971-1981 On May 27: It’s been 45 years since the release of Marvin Gaye’s momentous album, What’s Going On, May 21, 1971, on the Motown subsidiary Tamla Records. To mark the occasion, Universal Music Enterprises is preparing a series of special vinyl releases, including a seven-LP box set, Volume 3: 1971-1981, which features on 180gm vinyl Gaye’s final seven studio albums for the label, on May 27, a follow-up to the first two installments of the collection.

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