Posts Tagged "Articles"

Mono Vinyl Playback on a Modern Stereo Audio System

February 17, 2017 /

Since its introduction in the 1950s, the stereo audio format has become an inseparable part of listening to recorded music. This two-channel standard has been implemented on such a universal scale, the terms “stereo” and “audio system” are virtually interchangeable today in everyday language. The original theory of sound recording … More→

Thelonious Monk: A Collector’s Discography

January 14, 2017 /

When I first began listening to Thelonious Monk, it didn’t take me long to pick out my favorite songs. As I explored his discography more though, I realized that he recorded most of his compositions multiple times over the course of his life. Wanting to hear every version of each, … More→

The Deep Groove Mono Picky and Broke eBay Buyer’s Guide

February 5, 2016 /

Since its rise to dominance in the late ‘90s, eBay has firmly established itself as the world’s premier marketplace. A gift and a curse to collectors of all types, eBay has proven successful at making the things on your wish list that much more accessible while simultaneously pooling buyers together … More→

Confessions of a Vintage Jazz Record Collector

October 4, 2015 /

Vintage jazz record collecting…ah, the highs, the lows, the insanity of it all. A lot has changed since I started collecting, but the biggest change is probably that I don’t feel the desire to maintain any sort of image for the sake of respect or credibility anymore. The following post … More→

Groove Wear: The Elephant in the Record Store

March 30, 2015 /

To the readers of Deep Groove Mono: While the original publication of this article cited high tracking forces as a potential cause of groove wear, I have since realized that this is a questionable claim and have made the appropriate changes below. – Rich Capeless, March 6, 2018 Although I … More→

Collecting Vintage Jazz Vinyl: A Labor of Love

January 8, 2014 /

I really wish I were the kind of person who could just settle for owning a classic jazz album on CD. To my dismay, I crave an authenticity of experience that can only be had by listening to rare and expensive fifty year-old records that require copious amounts of time … More→