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Fred Meyer Chain Sells Vinyl Records

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Music

Abbey RoadWhen an employee tried to order a special CD-DVD of REM’s “Accelerate” for the Fred Meyer’s retail chain, he(she) mistakenly entered “LP.” Sure enough, vinyl records showed up at many of the stores. While some sent them back, others kept the 20 records and sold out the next day. Because of the good results, the chain, owned by the Kroger Co., are now selling them at 60 of its stores in the Alaska, Oregon, California, and Washington. Abbey Road tops their best-seller list. We think that is a fine idea, since we miss the sound of music on vinyl, and hope they give that employee a raise.

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TEAC Goes Nostalgic

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Home Entertainment, Music

TEAC GF-650TEAC’s GF-650 Retro Stereo System allows you to turn your old LPs into a CD collection. The player/recorder can deal with up 32 tracks of music that can shuffle or repeat. The auto-return turntable can handle 33 1/3 and 45 records and is compatible with T4P mount (P-mount,) and let us not forget the AM/FM tuner with horizontal scale rotary volume control. Just in case you have audio from cassettes that you want to transfer, there is also an auxiliary input. Stereo speakers and remote completes the 18 7/8 x 9 1/8 x 15-inch system contained in a 30’s style black wood grain cabinet which will set you back $449.98. You might have to eBay off one of your old LPs just to pay for it.

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