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CD Audio - playing music made easy

Memo This Story will be greatly expanded later, with many pictures 


In the 1970s, several video systems vied to become the standard for DAD, Digital Audio Disc.

The ill-fated VHD video disc system developed by JVC, was one; Teldec's Mini Disc was another. But the optical disc system developed by Philips and improved by Sony won the day when, in December 1980, the majority record companies and Japanese hi-fi companies backed optical CD.

CD launch promotion

CD launch promotion

Optical discs killed off all the other systems - but that's for another Picture Story
Early optical disc pressing CD launch promotion
CD launched in 1982 and needed completely new disc production techniques - but that's also another story
Early pressing was done by men in space suits in a clean room.
Anyone who has tried to stick a protective cover on a smart phone or tablet screen will know how much dist there is in the air!





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