May 28, 2004

Scan your records These guys scanned old records with a laser and used a software program to get pristine audio from old and scratched 78 rpm records and wax cylinders. Mmm, I could have used this to rip my record collection before I sold all of them recently. There is also a (not related to this research) commercial laser record player on the market and it's even on sale. Only $4980 for a demo model.
  • Wow, it's like they're giving them away. The high-end model is only $6980, a steal at twice the price! Seriously, I hope this technology catches on and the price drops down to the realm of the sane. I'd love to be able to play my old Monk/Trane album on one of these.
  • I'm not sure about this technology. I kind of like the crispness of the stylus versions. It sounds like some of the high-frequency content is being lost.