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From: "Sammy Jones" <[log in to unmask]>>
> I suppose that would be ideal, although my machine is an Edison Standard
> that merely runs well: I wouldn't say it's been restored to a high level.
> The only speed problems I have with it are due to the belts. I have a
> really hard time cutting them to exactly the right length so that
> runs properly. My old belt worked perfectly before I stupidly broke it!
> I haven't noticed any ill effects on the cylinders, although I primarily
> it to play black wax and Blue Amberols which are fairly sturdy. I'm not
> sure of the wear on soft brown wax. The cartridge and styli are modified
> Stanton and certainly track much lighter than an acoustic reproducer.
> The sound from the ACT is really remarkably good; miles ahead of mike in
> front of the horn techniques...
Do we assume, then, that you have created a "home-made Archeophone,"
by mounting a modern cartridge, wired for "vertical signal," so as to put
the pick-up needle in the same position as the original Edison reprocucer's
Steven C. Barr