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Subject: When Did CD's Enter the Mainstream

Written By: Kyle on 06/05/05 at 8:59 pm

Probably around 1997; but I heard that CD's were hanging around longer than that, like about 13 years.  When do you think CD's became the way the are today.




Subject: Re: When Did CD's Enter the Mainstream

Written By: 90s boy on 06/05/05 at 9:12 pm


Probably around 1997; but I heard that CD's were hanging around longer than that, like about 13 years.  When do you think CD's became the way the are today.







idd Say around 1994 before that people were buying castes cause they were easyer to use and they were cheaper

Subject: Re: When Did CD's Enter the Mainstream

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/05/05 at 9:16 pm

Well, I remember the first ones we got were back in '87 (okay, I admit I was 5 but I always paid attention to stuff like that, LOL!) when they were basically just coming out - though, I believe they were first produced as early as 1983.

I believe they were around $30 at the time (which would probably be equivalent to $40-45 in 2005).

They helped with what cassettes had already started -- killing off vinyl. Throughout most of the 90's, tapes were still pretty big, but CD's were gaining momentum all the time. If I had to guess for when they actually "caught up" with tapes and started to pass them in sales, probably like 1995/96.

PS: As an (embarrasing) side note: I didn't even buy CD's at all myself until 1998 - not regularly until I had a job in mid '99. I was an all tape guy before then, aside from using our CD's to make mixtapes. :D

Subject: Re: When Did CD's Enter the Mainstream

Written By: JamieMcBain on 06/05/05 at 11:21 pm

1994

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