3D-Printed Records Sound Awful, But They’re Still Awesome

3D-Printed Records Sound Awful, But They’re Still  Awesome


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The custom-printed record was created by Amanda Ghassaei, a tech editor at Instructables, and she’s actually posted a rather thorough tutorial on how it was made. But even with access to a top-of-the-line 3D printer with a resolution of 600dpi and the ability to create layers just 16 microns thick, the plastic LP doesn’t have anywhere near the detail of a record created through traditional methods. And that’s why it sounds so incredibly terrible. Although, there’s probably some audiophile out there who prefers the crackling lo-fidelity sound of 3D printed vinyl to MP3s.


[Instructables via Wired Design]