--- On Fri, 10/2/09, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dan Nelson wrote:
> > The Seebug juke box company made a "library" unit that
> > played 12" lps. The unit was designed to play 33s or
> > 16 2/3 rpm music discs.
> > 16rpm 12" discs were released by Decca records,
> Do you have any reference for info (or any copies) of any
> 12-inch Decca 16 2/3 RPM discs?
I think Dan is conflating the Seeburg library units, which
mostly played 45s; the Seeburg home consoles, which played
12" LPs; and the Seeburg Background Music Systems which
played 10" 16-2/3 RPM disks. Those disks were compiled
from the libraries of several record companies (especially
RCA Victor and Capitol) and were pressed by those companies.
The audio was compressed to reduce its dynamic range and
make all parts of a song audible at low volume. This
also allowed a much finer groove pitch, getting something
like 8-10 songs on one side of the record.