The historical trend has always been towards cheaper...
Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Aaron Levinson
> Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 2:55 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] late date 78
> I would bet Bob would be the best guy to answer this question. I'm just
> drooling. I only own a few of those 45 rpm LP reissues but they do sound
> I'm now wondering and think that perhaps the 10" 78 is sonically the
> best of all but I leave that calculation to those with better math
> skills than I.
> Tom Fine wrote:
> > I don't think a modern stereo format was ever done for wide-groove
> > 78's. I think but am not positive (and I'm sure someone on this list
> > will jump right in and clarify this) that the Bell Labs 45-45
> > 2-channel format invented in the 30's was for standard wide-groove and
> > 78RPM. I dunno if a modern stereo cartridge fitted with a 78 stylus
> > would read that groove just fine, or if there's some technical
> > difficulty with that. But, more importantly, would you cut this modern
> > 12" wide-groove 78RPM record with the RIAA curve? Is that optimum for
> > that format or are there physical reasons you'd want to use another
> > curve?
> > Being realistic, as far as what's a viable niche market, I think 45RPM
> > microgroove LP is about as far as vinyl is going to go in modern
> > times. It is becoming the preferred reissue format. I have to say, $50
> > for the typical 2-disk reissue is above my indulgence budget.
> > -- Tom Fine
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Aaron Levinson"
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> > Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:51 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] late date 78
> >> Bob Olhsson wrote:
> >>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>> From Clark Johnsen: Last time I dared to compare, the Presley 78s
> >>>> (and the Bill Haley, and
> >>>> others) sounded better than any LP issue.
> >>> I cut a half-speed 78 acetate as an experiment while I was a
> >>> engineer at Motown and the results were scary good.
> >>> Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
> >>> Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
> >>> Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!
> >>> 615.385.8051 http://www.hyperback.com
> >> The near holographic realism of a mint and noiseless 78 is truly
> >> something to behold. I think the 78 rpm 12" LP is the sleeper format
> >> of all time...a 30ips 1" two track master transferred to a 78 rpm
> >> acetate by Bob O.----the mind boggles.
> >> AA