- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 3/2000 on page 0
New Audio formats
high resolution and lots of features
Digital audio has become commonplace. Many things have changed since digital audio was introduced into the consumer market in the 1970s. The technology has been improved, and media capacities have increased considerably, partly due to the development of new generations of semiconductor lasers. Many people find it difficult to imagine that music shops looked completely different twenty years ago. In a remarkably short time, vinyl records have been forced to make way for a very broad assortment of CDs, and recently also DVDs. The vinyl phonograph record has now practically disappeared from the face of the earth, along with the equipment used to play it.