This approach is the shearest nonsense! Horns introduced distortion at the
recording end and also at the playback end. This distortion varied from one
horn desingn to another.
It may sound 'beetter" to the rerecording engineer but is a purely
It amazes me that so much is made of presumed audio purity based on the
dictatorial opinions of a deaf listener.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Eberle" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2009 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Polk Miller
> We are collectors of Edison Phonograph antiquities here at Americana CD
> Mastering . In our collection ,
> we have Blue Amberol cylinder records of two Polk Miller songs recorded
> in November 1909 for Edison's clientele:
> Blue Amberol #2176 "The Laughing Song " and
> #2175 " The Bonnie Blue Flag "
> We currently have an mp3 of the Bonnie Blue Flag as played on our Edison
> Concert Amberola Model A1 and recorded to Ampex GrandMaster 456 then
> transferred to aif file on a Masterlink at 48khz/24 bit resolution . This
> way you
> get to hear the true sound quality of the cylinder as the Edison
> staff intended it to be ; and as it was heard and enjoyed by the
> of Edison customers who purchased it 90 years ago !
> If anyone on the ARSC list would like to have a copy , email me off list
> and will send it as an email attachment.
> John Eberle
> AMERICANA CD MASTERING
> 313 EAST COLLEGE STREET SUITE 3A
> DICKSON , TENNESSEE 37055