That was me, I think. Please send it on over.
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From: "Charles Lawson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 6:23 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Laser Turntable and Damaged Vinyl
> Greetings, All.
> A little while back, someone on this list asked whether playing a damaged
> vinyl disc on a laser turntable might yield improved results over straight
> stylus playback. I chimed in that, yes, the LT can often make a damaged
> disc sound substantially better by virtue of reading a less damaged part
> of the groove wall. A couple of you challenged me (privately) to provide
> an actual audio demonstration to prove my assertion, so I took some time
> to assemble a short MP3 today that shows fairly dramatically how the laser
> pickup can improve matters with a damaged disc. The demo file comprises
> three brief parts: stylus playback (using a well-known, well-regarded
> stylus/cartridge/turntable combination--with a very low-time stylus that
> is properly set up), laser playback of the same material and then a
> full-restoration of the original material (using a variety of software
> tools) based on the laser pickup. The MP3 is less than 1 MB in size and
> I'll be happy to email it to anyone who'd like it.
> For the record (no pun intended): I do not work for the laser turntable
> manufacturer, I have no financial stake in the company and I have not been
> prompted by them to provide this demonstration.
> Zap me a note if you want to hear it...
> Charles Lawson <[log in to unmask]>
> Professional Audio for CD, DVD, Broadcast & Internet