It was 30 years ago today the CD began to play

The Compact Disc format changed the way we listened to music in the 1980s. Sony’s first player, the CDP-101, went on sale on October 1, 1982, in Japan, and six months later here in the U.S. At $1,000 it was pretty expensive, but supplies were limited, so every one sold for full price. Before the CD arrived, the mainstream music market was split between vinyl albums/singles and cassettes, and strangely enough, it wasn’t just CD’s sound that won over the masses, it was digital audio’s no-wear durability and noise-free sound that drew raves. Audiophiles’ reactions were mixed; some loved CDs’…

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