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    Default Classic Records Acquired by Acoustic Sounds

    For us vinyl junkies, this is an interesting turn of events! Classic Records has always put out spectacular LPs with all the offerings! I hope Acoustic Sounds continues this practice and a plus to this could be lower price for the 200 gm pressings (I hope). It will be interesting to follow this transition.


    Classic Records Acquired by Acoustic Sounds

    Classic Records Acquired by Acoustic Sounds
    Chad Kassem�s Acoustic Sounds has purchased audiophile industry leader Classic Records. "This is a big acquisition for Acoustic which will enable us to further increase our presence and reputation in the audiophile vinyl market worldwide," according to Kassem. �Over the years, Classic Records consistently was able to license the top titles that audiophiles wanted. Since that momentous announcement of the RCA Living Stereo reissue series in January 1994, Acoustic Sounds has been an admirer and strong supporter of the quality products produced by Classic Records. Classic has always been innovative and has set new standards for sound quality. Hobson always pushed the envelope to improve Classic�s products instead of just accepting the current standards. It is an honor to now own Classic, and I intend to continue to use the innovations that Classic pioneered and the high standards they established,� said Kassem.

    Michael Hobson, who founded Classic Records in 1994, will continue in an advisory role to Acoustic Sounds to ensure a smooth transition.

    "Classic Records has always been driven by my desire to make the best sounding records possible, and to that end we have successfully innovated over the years such that we are now able to make an LP that sounds better than when we started 17 years ago. I have worked with Chad for over 20 years and have seen Acoustic Sounds grow into a powerhouse in the audiophile market. In many ways having Classic Records join the Acoustic Sounds empire is a logical progression and makes a lot of sense strategically. I am confident that Chad and Acoustic Sounds will carry on in the Classic tradition of the pursuit of sound excellence, and I am committed to making sure that our knowledge base and experience transfers completely,� said Hobson.

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    Here's a list (several pages) of Classic Records still available under the old name.

    http://store.acousticsounds.com/clas...words=NL072610
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    I think that's probably all good news for us consumers. A little bit of consolidation will make for a healthier market segment without undo negative impact on consumers.
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    I suspect AS will keep current pricing OR raise since they now have control.
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    Default bye bye $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Great another place that's going to suck my wallet dry;)
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    I wonder if they are going to keep them exclusively for Acoustic Sound or if they are going to distribute them to other vinyl outlets? If they want to keep the prices high I would imagine they would make themselves the exclusive outlet.

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    AS has distributed their other titles they have produced under the companies they own. It will be interesting to watch their strategy.
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    As the story goes,, some record pressing machines have been purchased too,and they are projected to start pressing this fall/winter,, think their prices will come down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    As the story goes,, some record pressing machines have been purchased too,and they are projected to start pressing this fall/winter,, think their prices will come down?
    Ya never know buddy and one can always hope.

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    Yeah, saw that, cried a little when I realized I needed about 4K to actually buy all the records I was drooling over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quadzilla View Post
    Yeah, saw that, cried a little when I realized I needed about 4K to actually buy all the records I was drooling over.
    Yep it can make you crazy wanting those awesome recordings but having to take out a second mortgage to get them.;)

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    Here's an outlet for Classic Records that has a pretty good selection of what remains;

    http://www.themusic.com/classic/

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