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VINYL ME PLEASE MAGAZINE JUNE 6th 2018: Horizon Records Is The Best Record Store In South Carolina

VINYL ME PLEASE MAGAZINE JUNE 6th 2018: Horizon Records Is The Best Record Store In South Carolina

by Andrew Gilstrap The 50 Best Record Stores In America is an essay series where we attempt to find the best record store in every state. These aren’t necessarily the record stores with the best prices or the deepest selection; you can use Yelp for that. Each record store featured has a story that goes […]

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TRAVELING STORYTELLERS APR 20 2018: Stories Matter Season II Episode I: Horizon Records

TRAVELING STORYTELLERS APR 20 2018: Stories Matter Season II Episode I: Horizon Records

Written and Produced by Audrey Gore “There’s nothing as Glamorous to me as a record store.” – Paul McCartney With easy access to free online music, you may have wondered why someone would pay $20 for a second-hand copy of an old vinyl that can only be played on a costly, involved turntable. We can all agree […]

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UPSTATE BUSINESS JOURNAL Dec. 18, 2015: Sounds Familiar

UPSTATE BUSINESS JOURNAL Dec. 18, 2015: Sounds Familiar

by Vincent Harris, photos by Josh Weeks. Gene Berger’s musical passions have helped keep Horizon Records alive through economic downturns and a digital revolution   When Gene Berger opened Horizon Records in 1975, setting up shop at 347 S. Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville, he wasn’t really interested in peddling Top 40 albums. “I was a classic […]

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SOUTHERN LIVING Apr 18, 2015: The 5 Best Record Stores in the South

SOUTHERN LIVING Apr 18, 2015: The 5 Best Record Stores in the South

by Hannah Hays Jack White’s Third Man Records may be the South’s most recognizable record store, but smaller vinyl Valhallas can be found all across the region. To name our five favorites, we asked the help of Reed Watson, a co-manager of Florence, Alabama-based record label Single Lock and drummer for Belle Adair, who spent a […]

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THE GREENVILLE NEWS APRIL 10, 2015: Record Store Day heralds renaissance of vinyl albums

THE GREENVILLE NEWS APRIL 10, 2015: Record Store Day heralds renaissance of vinyl albums

by Donna Isbell Walker, photo by Mykal McEldowney. Record stores and the vinyl albums on their shelves may feel like a relic of 1975. In 2015, when it seems everyone carries around a cell phone or tablet stuffed with hundreds of their favorite songs, the era of 33-rpm LPs that require a turntable and an […]

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THE BOSTON GLOBE Mar 17, 2013: 3 days in Greenville, S.C.

THE BOSTON GLOBE Mar 17, 2013: 3 days in Greenville, S.C.

by Diane Daniel, photos by Selina Kok This city of 62,000 halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta took a huge hit when its bustling textile manufacturing industry moved overseas in the 1960s. A decade later, then-Mayor Max Heller, a Holocaust refugee from Austria, set about infusing downtown with a European flavor, encouraging foot traffic, shops, and […]

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HUFFINGTON POST AUGUST 3, 2011: 10 Reasons To Visit Greenville, South Carolina

HUFFINGTON POST AUGUST 3, 2011: 10 Reasons To Visit Greenville, South Carolina

by Tanja Laden, photo by Melanie Griffin. Halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte, in the heart of the Deep South, there’s an unassuming but charming town filled with good, old-fashioned Southern hospitality. Greenville, South Carolina is home to some of the best restaurants, parks, and festivals in the area and is attracting more visitors every year. […]

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BLACK BOX MAGAZINE, April 2010: On The Record

BLACK BOX MAGAZINE, April 2010: On The Record

by Jordana Megonigal What do you get when you take a college dropout, add 30 years in a rapidly changing industry and continually declining market, and mix well with local artists, businesses and a little bit of vinyl?

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THE GREENVILLE NEWS Nov. 18, 2005: 30 years haven’t dimmed Gene Berger’s passion for music

THE GREENVILLE NEWS Nov. 18, 2005: 30 years haven’t dimmed Gene Berger’s passion for music

by Mike Foley, photos by George Gardner. Posted Friday, November 18, 2005 As corporate headquarters go, the stuffy room at the back of Horizon Records is more utilitarian than showplace. Vertical rows of vinyl record albums line the floor and cover most of the available carpet, forcing visitors to snake through the accumulation like rats in […]

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UPSTATE BUSINESS/THE GREENVILLE NEWS Dec. 24, 1995: An Independent Streak

UPSTATE BUSINESS/THE GREENVILLE NEWS Dec. 24, 1995: An Independent Streak

by Jim DuPlessis, photos by Owen Riley, Jr. Horizon Records: 20 Years Of Music. Gene Berger didn’t think twice back when he agreed in 1981 to carry a single in his Greenville record store by an unsigned band from Athens, GA called R.E.M.

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  • TECHNICS SL-D202 turntable
    The semi-auto SL-D202 was introduced in 1981 as the replacement of the D2 model. They continued the tradition of employing a high quality direct drive motor and great sounding tone arm. The cue control was moved to the outside of the table for easier access. This turntable has been professionally […]
  • TECHNICS SLD2 TURNTABLE w/ custom paint job
    The semi-auto SL-D2 is the workhorse of the Technics family. Time has proven this model extremely reliable due to its high-quality direct drive motor and tone arm. This unit features a unique (and very handsome) custom paint job and has been professionally inspected, refurbished, lubricated and has […]
  • Yamaha 5-disc Carousel CD Player
    Tons of programming options and 18bit digital conversion (w/ 8 X oversampling)! Heavy duty unit and professionally inspected and refurbished!     […]
  • Thorens MM 008 Pre-amplifier
    Audiophile grade phono pre-amplifier, extremely clean sound and as reliable and well-constructed as they get! High versatility and ease of use: the MM 008 phono preamplifier can be adjusted to match the tonal characteristics of your pick-up cartridge, ranging from an MM setting to three different […]
  • Technics SLDD2 Turntable
    Technics direct drive quality at an affordable price! The great thing about Technics is they made quality affordable tables that were never “cheap”. This semi-auto SL-DD2 is one of the easiest turntables to operate. Simply move the tone arm over to start the record! This turntable has been […]
  • Technics SLD20 Turntable
    The semi-auto SL-D20 was the most popular of the p-mount turntables. They are ultra-reliable and feature a high-quality direct drive motor. This table has been thoroughly tested and is operating at 100%! Has been fitted with a like new audio technical stylus, Plug and play!       […]
  • Onkyo TX SR 876 Receiver
    Modern AV receiver with plenty of inputs and outputs and turntable READY with on-board phono pre-amplifier! Robust power for surround or otherwise at 140 watts PER CHANNEL! 140 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD. THX® Ultra2 Plus certification new THX listening modes for optimized […]
  • Haffler XL 280 Power Amplifier
    Legendary dedicated power amplifier, pure audiophile grade sound (No gain or tone control needed!), and near non-existent self noise! This is one of the very best amplifiers that Hafler made. It offers 145 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and is stable down to 1 ohm, offering 325 watts for short […]
  • Audio Research LS1 Line Stage Amplifier
    No tone adjustment needed, pure sound for the sound purist! The Audio Research LS1 Line Stage Amplifier is designed to accommodate music lovers who exclusively use line-level input sources — digital or analog — for the reproduction and enjoyment of music in their home audio systems. In technology, […]
  • SONY BDP-S580 BLU-RAY PLAYER
    The BDP-S580 has built-in Wi-Fi and the best current lineup of streaming-media services, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Slacker, and CinemaNow! […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D30 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D30 is a fantastic direct drive turntable featuring the same sound specifications as the SL-D3 model (Which is usually considerably higher in price) […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D20 TURNTABLE
    This unit has been completely refurbished including lubrication and calibration! Includes vintage Audio Technica cartridge with OEM stylus! […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D3 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D3 is the FULLY AUTOMATIC version of the SL-D2 which is regarded as the workhorse of the Technics family. […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D2 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D2 has been considered the workhorse of the Technics line of turntables for decades. […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D1 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D1 turntable is a FULL MANUAL version of the legendary SL-D2, this model has been regarded as a “tank” and “indestructible” among hi-fi enthusiasts for decades. […]
  • SANSUI S2000 SPEAKERS
    The Sansui S2000 speakers have been highly regarded in the hi-fi community for decades and for good reason! […]
  • SAMSUNG BDPS 580 BLU-RAY PLAYER
    Very nice Blu-Ray player, with remote! Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc movies in Full HD 1080p--also supports standard Blu-ray Disc movies in HD and upscales DVDs to near HD quality. […]
  • RCA 45-EY-2 45rpm TURNTABLE
    The RCA 45-EY-2 is an AC operated 3 tube automatic phonograph with mono amplifier and speaker.  The turntable is a 45 RPM, model RP-190-1, which holds up to twelve 7 inch fine groove records. Uses crystal pickup with medium output voltage. Also uses Qty(1) PM Elliptical 4″ x 6″ speaker. […]
  • NAKAMICHI BX 300 CASSETTE DECK
    The BX-300 incorporates a wealth of original Nakamichi technology such as the Discrete Three Head system, a Direct Drive Asymmetrical, Diffused Resonance Dual Capstan Transport etc. […]
  • NAD 7020E RECEIVER
    This NAD 7020E is an absolutely rock solid receiver, 2x20watts and AM/FM receiver is perfect for bookshelf and medium sized speakers. To those familiar with the NAD 3020E Stereo Amp, this unit employs much of the same technology!       […]
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