Record Store Day is set to return this year on Saturday 16 April, its ninth year running. There are more than 200 live music events and over 500 special edition vinyl releases planned for the big day, so there’s bound to be something happening near you.
Flexson VinylPlay High Quality Digital Turntable – £249.00
Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. The first Record Store Day was officially kicked off by Metallica in San Francisco in 2008 and is now held every third Saturday in April. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.
Record sales have seen a huge increase in the last few years here in the UK, going from 205,000 copies in 2007 to a whopping 2 million in 2015 and with over 500 special editions vinyl releases planned for this Saturday, hopes are high on making this the biggest Record Store Day ever.
Head over to the Record Store Day website for more information on the special releases and to find your nearest participating store:
Interested in vinyl but don’t have a turntable? Check out our record players over at AMP3:
FiiO has released new DAC drivers for their USB DAC enabled players, the X3 2nd Gen Player, the X5 2nd Gen Player & FiiO X7.
The FiiO X3 2nd Gen, X5 2nd Gen and X7 players can be used to improve audio played through your PC.
The major update to the DAC drivers for Windows is designed to improve user experience, and the shiny new drivers allow the user to install without making any changes to other settings.
Please note: iOS users need not install a DAC driver on their system.
For more information on the new DAC driver please head to FiiO’s website:
FiiO X7 AM2 AMP Module
New to AMP3’s virtual shelves, the FiiO AM2 Amplifier Module is now available for Pre-order!
The AM2 is a replaceable/upgraded amplifier unit that you can use to change the sound quality of your FiiO X7. Feel that your power-hungry headphones require more juice to get that sweet music to your ears? The AM2 is a medium power amplifier unit for FiiO X7 designed to allow you to change the sound quality of your X7 at will.
Replacing the modules is extremely easy; simply using the Screwdriver that came with your X7 it is merely a matter of undoing 2 screws to remover the AM1 and replace it with the AM2.
The FiiO X7 AM2 AMP Module is available to pre-order now at £89.00.
Head over to the product page at AMP3 for more details: