Austria-based start-up Rebeat Innovation is hoping to change the way vinyl is played in the modern era by using a new manufacturing system that creates high-definition vinyl. The original patent for this technology was first filed in 2016, with Rebeat Innovation claiming that it can create records with longer playing times, louder volumes and greater audio fidelity. The process, which increases all these aspects by 30%, is also being touted as more environmentally friendly, as it eliminates the chemicals traditionally used in the vinyl-manufacturing process.
To create high-definition vinyl, Rebeat Innovation first digitally converts the audio into a 3D topographic map. This map is then laser-engraved onto a stamper, which then makes the impression onto vinyl. This process is not too dissimilar to traditional vinyl productions, but the precise use of tools and digital topography grants greater quality with less loss of audio information. These Rebeat Innovation high-definition vinyl records operate exactly like regular records and can be run on any turntable with any ordinary stylus.
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