December 8, 1987 |
"Retrospective: The Best of the Buffalo Springfield." Atco. Led by Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, Buffalo Springfield was one of the most gifted and influential American rock groups of the late '60s. Its most memorable songs--including Stills' "For What It's Worth"--combined disarming country-rock arrangements with a clear-eyed social realism and/or deeply rooted introspection that was, in part, a model for the Eagles and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
August 11, 1992
DCC Compact Classics Inc., a Northridge manufacturer of musical compact discs, restated its first-quarter financial results to show a 21% decline in its first-quarter profit. The company previously reported that its first-quarter profit more than tripled from a year earlier. But after recalculating its net proceeds from a distribution agreement, DCC said its earnings fell to $38,345 in the three months that ended March 31, from a $48,779 profit in the first quarter of 1991.
October 20, 1985 |
I love my CDs. That recent realization surprised me because my reaction when compact discs came on the market in 1983 was, "Who needs 'em?" Sure, the early claims by CD manufacturers were impressive: The sound of the digital CDs is far purer than that of records or cassettes. You can play the discs repeatedly without loss of quality and they are much easier to store than traditional LPs. But the price was steep. Early CD players cost nearly $1,000 and discs went for about $18 each.
March 18, 1993 |
The latest technological innovation in family snapshots is putting them on a disc to watch on TV. The process begins at photo finishers, who put the pictures onto special compact discs. The discs are played on the Eastman Kodak Photo CD player. The player can also be used for music CDs and, with a CD ROM and appropriate software, can change colors or enlarge parts of pictures on a computer screen. The technology is most important for storage.
August 2, 1991 |
Consumer electronics manufacturer Denon on Thursday introduced what it billed as the first compact disc recorder for the home at a price of $19,000. Up to now, consumers have been able to buy prerecorded compact discs and players but could not record their own CDs from existing records, tapes or other discs. The Denon system enables them to do that--albeit, at a hefty price. Denon said it expects its prices to drop sharply within the next year and that units could sell for $5,000 in two years.