Being a record buyer, even in this day of hipster-chic record buying, has always carried a bit of a stigma. Only old people buy records. Records are too cumbersome in a world of i-pods and streaming. Well now record buyers can purchase the hi-fi industries hottest new product and enjoy it to: Sonos.
First of all, it is easy to find Sonos. The company has a good website, an effective add campaign and is sold in big chains like Target. Additionally, specialty stores like locally owned Ovation Audio/Video (where I also work as a consultant) will be able to provide the equipment and some helpful advice on what mix of products is best for your needs.
So what is Sonos and why do vinyl junkies care? Sonos is a way to access digital files, listen to music over the Internet and stream music to different locations. Anyone who has been buying new vinyl likely has a pile of coupons that can start a digital library. Sonos provides a simple and reliable way to play those files through your stereo you have spent so much time and money perfecting. Internet radio and services are great ways to not only listen to music you enjoy but the best way of finding new artists. Any new band you discover this way can lead to more records on the shelf.
Then there is the streaming aspect of Sonos. Everyone who has ever had a stereo in the home has wanted to listen in more than one room. Now with Sonos there is a reliable and affordable way to do just that. Just plug into the input on a Sonos Connect and stream to all of your other Sonos components without any signal lag or delay; instant audio all over the house even from the turntable.
Take time to check out this new digital toy that even analogue acolytes can enjoy. You could be surprised by just how fun digital music can be.