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
> 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
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>> 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 mastering
>>> 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!
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>> 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.