On 1/4/2011 9:36 AM, David Breneman wrote:
> There's something to be said for the
> "time machine" aspect of seeing and hearing a record played
> as a person would have experienced it "back in the day."
> An old machine puts on a good show; an mp3 doesn't.
Precisely. Playing records on an old machine is playing and listening
to the machine, rather than listening to the recordings. It is an
entirely different exercise from transferring a recording to get the
fullest and truest sound of the original recording. What most record
collectors don't realize that there are machine collectors who feel the
ONLY way to play a record is to play it on these destructive distortion
inducers. That is like saying that the only way to travel is in an
antique car. It is also great fun to go out for a ride in an antique
car, but I sure wouldn't want to have to commute to work every day in a
Model T Ford!
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
--- On Tue, 1/4/11, Tom Fine<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> That said, I bet I'm not the only one who buys cheap and
> common but musically-enjoyable 78's specifically to play on
> the Victrola. They are never intended for transfer or
> preservation, they are intended to allow me to enjoy my
> antique Victrola. I'm sure others do similar things for
> their cylinder players and Diamond Disc players.