Last year was a phenomenal one for vinyl: a whopping 2.1 million LPs were sold in the UK, and 11.92 million shifted in the US.
That might not sound a lot (that 2.1 million accounts for just just under 2% of the total share of the UK albums market), but compare it with 1996’s 1,083,206 sales – and 2007’s dismal 205,292 – and it’s clear that the humble record has done a bit of a Lazarus. So much so, in fact, that the UK now has an official vinyl chart again (Adele topped ours and the one on the other side of the Atlantic with her mega-selling 25).
April 16th is annual Record Store Day – and to mark it, Sevenoaks Sound and Vision has put on a range of offers that’ll make your head (and your record collection) spin. Get up into the loft, dig out your old favourites and book a demo at your local branch.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
NAD C 556 turntable £249 (Plus a free NAD PP 2e Phono Preamplifier worth £99)
NAD PP 4 phono preamplifier £169 (Half-price when bought with any turntable)
Pro-Ject Essential 2 turntable £209 (Plus a free Pro-Ject Brush-It & Clean-It worth £25)
Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon UKX turntable £575 (Plus a free QED uPlay Plus aptX Bluetooth Receiver worth £79.95, and a free Pro-Ject Spin Clean MK II worth £80)
NAD C 556/C 316BEE/PP 2e and Q Acoustics 3010 turntable/amp/phono preamp/speakers Was £736, now £499 – save £237
Pro-Ject Essential 2 Digital, NAD D 3020 and Q Acoustics 3020 turntable/amp/speakers Was £897, now £699 – save £198
Flexson VinylPlay and Bluesound PULSE MINI turntable/wireless speaker Was £748, now £599 – save £149