Moderator: Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com
Panelists: Josh Bizar, Music Direct; Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds, Inc.; Mat Weisfeld, VPI Industries
Predictions of vinyl’s demise were both premature and incredibly wrong. Today as vinyl sales continue to rise along with sales of turntables, phono cartridges and accessories, the whiners continue to predict “the death of vinyl.” “Not enough presses to keep up with demand”, they say, “a hipster fad soon to evaporate” they pray, “causes toxic goiters and erectile dysfunction” they warn. So what is the truth about where the vinyl resurgence stands in 2016 and where it’s headed in the future? Join moderator Michael Fremer, editor analogPlanet.com and Stereophile senior contributor who, along with VPI President Mat Weisfeld, Music Direct’s Josh Bizar and Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions/Quality Record Pressing’s Chad Kassem, armed with facts and only facts, will free you from the grip of the anxiety producing anti-vinyl wankers.