New Record Player Has Cat Attachment
A new record player from Pioneer has an attachment to play “cat” records. The cat format was briefly popular in the late 1970s, but lost out to the more popular 45 and 78 RPM discs. However, for enthusiasts, there has remained a cult following for cat records due to its superior high fidelity audio.
The format has experienced a renaissance of sorts in the past year, with a handful of indie punk acts in the United Kingdom releasing cat recordings. The biggest issue for cat fans has been finding working cat players. So the announcement from Pioneer that it will begin manufacture on a new record player with a cat attachment is welcome for audiophiles.