How to get the best from your vinyl records and kit
The Vinyl Manual is the 21st century companion for anyone who is bringing their vinyl music collection back to life or discovering the joys of vinyl for the first time.
With chapters on turntables and audio kit, it is a step-by-step guide to getting the most from your vinyl collection and understanding the technology behind it. We explain how vinyl delivers the unique sound so loved by audio enthusiasts and its evolution over 100 years, from the 78s of the late 19th century to today’s advanced electronic formats.
As well as expert insight into setting up your system correctly and guides to choosing the right hardware for your music, the Haynes experts take you behind the scenes of the vinyl industry, including the super-clubs of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. We tell you the best way to build and curate your collection, from dance to rock to classical, and provide tips from the world’s most respected professionals.
Whether you are collecting, recording or just playing, the Vinyl Manual is the essential companion for any vinyl enthusiast.
Author: Matt Anniss is a freelance writer and has built his career around his passion for electronic music and club culture. He's been involved in the music industry in some capacity – as a DJ, mix-maker, event promoter, journalist, A&R consultant, occasional producer and even record label owner – since his student days in the late ’90s. He confesses to be a vinyl obsessive and owns many more records than any sane person should.
Author: Patrick Fuller is a former journalist and editor who spent 20 years working with market-leading media brands such as What Car?, Autocar, PistonHeads, Stuff and What Hi-Fi? His extensive vinyl collection went missing shortly after he left home in 1987, only to turn up 15 years later in his brother’s friend’s attic, complete with 1000 rock, pop, classical and dance records the Fuller family had mislaid over the years. Patrick Fuller created the Haynes Vinyl Manual with his brilliant co-author Matt Anniss and now plays his records on the beloved Technics SL1210s given to him by his wife Louise. His six children have given up complaining.