A gentleman knows—music done right is downright amazing. Digital is great. It put iPods into everyone’s hands and DIY power into the hands of recording artists. But for all that convenience and portability, something was lost. And that something was purity…and ultimately, quality. A digitally processed song sounds digitally processed. Sure, the “average person” might not know what they’re missing. But for those discriminating gents who don’t want to be the “average person,” the pursuit of audio purity is a big priority.
Vinyl has the warm, well-rounded analog quality that breathes 3-dimensional life and color back into music. It’s hearing music the way the artist intended it, without all the ones and zeros muddying up the mix. And spinning provides a memorable, multisensory musical experience. You get the ultimate in pure fidelity. But also the tactile rewards of physically putting a record on, viewing album art and smelling the ink as you open the cover and read the liner notes. It’s heaven for the audio aficionado.
Spending quality time with a record player, some LPs and a set of cans can get your gent in tune with his love for tunes. Just as a new strap and some picks could also get him picking up an old guitar. But whether it’s listening or strumming—the gentleman is always a player. You definitely can’t lose in feeding his music muse.