Waxing nostalgic over vinyl records at CES event

By Glenn Chapman, AFP

LAS VEGAS, Nevada–Turntables turned heads as a renewed love of old-time vinyl records struck a chord at the famously futuristic Consumer Electronics Show. Sony, Panasonic, Victrola, and Audio-Technica were among the companies showing off turntables boasting digital age spins such as high-resolution audio or wirelessly connecting to speakers. Turntable makers at CES, which wraps in Las Vegas on Saturday, told of vinyl records being all the rage after years of digital tunes dominating the music industry. Sony Electronics president Mike Fasulo said at the show that vinyl records were “on fire” and that the Japanese entertainment giant’s music arm was working hard to keep up with demand. A Victrola booth on the CES show floor was packed with a wide array of turntables that combined modern features with vintage designs. Victrola turntables date back more than a century, and the brand was bought recently by Innovative Technology which has offices in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Connecting with Music

“There is something retro about vinyl that inspires the nostalgia in all of us,” Guillermo Moncada of Innovative told AFP at the Victrola booth.