How It's Made - Clip of Master and Vinyl Audio Records

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vinyl records have an ever-increasing

following among audiophiles collectors

and DJs

some say they sound better than digital

CDs and mp3s to cater to this market

some record companies are releasing more

music on vinyl a manufacturing process

that's interesting and fun to watch the

first step is to cut a master record

this flat disc is made of aluminum and

it will be the core of the master the

surface has a gritty texture early on

but they sanded down and polish it

smooth they place the aluminum discs on

a conveyor belt and they ride towards

the device that will coat them with a

veneer of lacquer

the disk enters the Curtin coder

nitrocellulose lacquer a similar

substance to nail-polish loses out of a

long thin opening forming a veil or

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