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From: "H. Duane Goldman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Optical Groove Digitization
> Hi Sam,
> As an eternal devil's advocate I still ponder the concept of translating a
> continuous 3-D analog signal into a digital representation when so many of
> us find fault with the curent state of the art digital product.
> Rather than unintentionally insult supporters, it is of some value to
> realize that many educated ears are not satisfied with digital
> reproduction. Easy to say, difficult to quantify. Perhaps in concert
> such efforts should be an equal expenditure to improve analog recording &
> reproduction if for no other reason as to establish a proper base
> point. Personally such efforts should include better preparation, ie
> cleaning, of lacquers prior to pressing, the use of red vinyl formulations
> & pressing cycles that bias quality over quantity. Of course the ultimate
> criteria in all cases should be the original master tape but doing so will
> set the bar far above current digital technology.
> For those who think this a mindless rant, you should note the extent of
> analog gear at last years CES & by all accounts this year as well. To
> date properly cleaned analog recordings are still heads above the best
> digital presentations ... CES 2004 awaits ....
> as Pathe' stated oh so long ago..... " only your ears can explain it to
> Duane Goldman
> snip snip
> At 03:23 PM 9/24/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >LC is a big place with room for differing opinions. James may be right
> >about 2-D, but maybe not, and many of us see several reasons to pursue
> >both 2-D and 3-D mapping. Two offices at the Library of Congress are
> >working actively with the Berkeley group to refine and improve 2-D as
> >as 3-D.
> > *********************************
> >Samuel S. Brylawski
> >Head, Recorded Sound Section
> >Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
> >Library of Congress
> >Washington, D.C. 20540-4690
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