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They're manufacturing in America and exporting to the World!

His boss wanted to sell his business...

So Don MacInnis and his wife, Melody,  bought it!

Don McInnis, Record Technology, Inc., Camarillo, California

Camarillo, California: Meet Melody and Don MacInnis and their team; they are truly "making it in America."   They're manufacturers and they export to the far corners of the earth because they are now known as the best in the business.  They are record manufacturers --  big, fat, vinyl phonograph records.  

Audiophiles, some of the best artists, best orchestras, and big producers around the globe turn to Don & Melody.  They will tell you that these vinyl records are the best in the world.

In 1877 Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and the record industry was created. It evolved but then in the 1990s, CDs and DVDs exploded into the market. Now records and record players are virtually extinct, except within a small group, the audiophiles.

Kids today do not even know what what a vinyl LP record is.  Even among the old-timers, most think  it is a dead technology, but talk to any audiophile. You'll hear them wax euphorically about the fullness of the analog quality of that sound.  Though they are a rare breed --   the number is probably less than 1M worldwide  -- audiophiles swear by the vinyl LP. They say that analog sounds soothe the brain, creating metaphors that take the mind and our emotions into sweet spaces and unknown places.

At one time, other than live performances, records were the only way to bring music into the home.  Most people may think it is outdated technology; but Melody and Don MacInnis are not only making money, this team is growing the business! They have found a niche -- the audiophiles of the world -- and they are making the very best grooves in the business. 

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