> Does anyone on the list have any experience with the Cook Binaural System?
> Cook Labs of Stamford, CT issued some 33 1/3 12" LPs that have to be played
> on a twin tonearm turntable. The front of the album says "For use with the
> the 1-11/16" standard Cook system. Playback outside track - 12 db @ 10 kc.
> Playback inside track - flat. 500 cycle crossover both tracks."
> I have 8 of these albums in front of me and am curious if anyone has
> knowledge of the extent (and dates) of the Cook binaural experiment and if
> anyone has ever seen the Cook turntable.
Livingston made a special arm with two heads for installing two cartridges
of the user's choice to play the Cook "binaural" records. I never saw a
specific turntable designed to play these discs.
Today, to restore them, I play the tracks into a workstation as separate
files, line them up and output the appropriate channels to left and right
to make a conventional audio CD.
... Graham Newton
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