From: "Roger Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
>--- On Thu, 3/3/11, Dan Nelson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Dan Nelson <[log in to unmask]>
< About 4-5 years ago a rep for the ELP had one to play with in San Jose ...
6 or 8 invited guests had a chance to pick it apart.... the early models
were very tempermental as to the thickness of the disc, how reflective the
surface was and color of disc material.
> The older full thickness vinyl worked ... nothing spectular as to sound
> quality. The RCA thin lps wouldnt track.
> Black 78s from the 50s some played some didnt.
>None of the 20'30;s worn 78s played any thing grayed, Red and brown >78s
>wouldnt read and Hit of the Week wouldnt play.
>I dont know about the new models but i doubt that they are the ultimate
>answer to play most vintage recordings.
I still believe that modern "stereo: turntables, with their minimal tracking
weight (c. 1 gram) do NOT play 78's that well...reproducing nore
surface noise than musical content...!
Steven C. Barr