Hi, I just heard back from the Pavek:
"We have the Cook dual tone arm on a mock-up of a turntable (no motor).
It would be a nice experiment to make it real.... However, I just went back to
take a look. It has two really old Pickering cartridges, not wired and a
tracking weight of about 2 lbs. This could turn into more of a project than I
can take time for at this point."
So, that isn't a help.
I like Graham's idea, but I worry about the inter-channel, short- and long-term
Richard L. Hess
Quoting "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>:
> The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting which obtained Jack Mullin's collection of
> recording and reproduction devices--including one of his two
> Magnetophons--has one of these. I'm not 10)% sure if it works or if they
> can provide any further information.
> At 10:41 AM 6/18/2004 -0400, you wrote:
> >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.
> >Thanks in advance,
> >Peter Hirsch