Laugh at the vinyls but they will be around when your CD's, which have a life expectancy of 50 years, is gone, erases, corrupted. I think CD-R's have a life expxtancy of 10-15 years.
Digital is a great medium for exact reproducibity but as you all know, hard drives and floppys go bad after a while.
I wonder how they made that work? Seems like records would be, oh, I dunno... SCRATCHED by the moving parts as you bounced along down the road?? I've seen this idea before though in a couple of different variations.
This one actually looks kinda cool, like a primitive CD player - the pictures I've seen before were of units that were more like a home record player, where you lift up the top to change the record, not slide it in.
My first car actually had an 8-track stereo. It was a 1977 Cadillac, and we're talking 1994, so it was a just a little out of date. But it was fun for awhile, I got some vintage stuff like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Steely Dan and we would blast the 8-track.
if i had a classic like that, i'd rock it. I wouldnt redo it all fancy with new audio upgrades. Shyt, I had a 1980 buick century, that i used to deliver pizza in high school and i rocked the "knob-job" like it was a Sony touchscreen..lol
Analog will ALWAYS for the rest of time sound better than digital. Real audiophiles know that digital is crap compared to a true analog signal. That's why they still sell $15,000 turntables. Digital is a whole lot cheaper and the music industry makes a lot more money off of it.