I always thought it was my imagination as well. But those glass disks to my ears always sounded remarkable compared to the aluminum. The first time I encountered one of these was mind blowing. I heard so much detail. I'll never forget that revelation.
On Apr 24, 2012, at 12:42 AM, Doug Pomeroy wrote:
> Many thanks for this info.
> I have found, consistently and over many years, that glass-based
> lacquers sound "better" that the more common aluminum-based ones.
> I've never come across the same program on the two different types
> of discs, so a purely objective comparison has not been possible.
> But the glass base always seems to impart a noticeable clarity to the
> sound, and I'm pleased to learn that it isn't just my imagination!
> Doug Pomeroy
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>> Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 01:45:35 +0200
>> From: George Brock-Nannestad <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: Determining substrate of laquer discs
>> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
>> Hello Mike,
>> to your very thorough discussion of glass vs. metal I can add the following
>> Audio Record Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 1-2, March 1951
>> - this is the magazine of Audio Devices, and they discuss the advantage of
>> having the much smoother surface of glass to use as a base, and they sound
>> clearer. Surface roughness graphs of iron, aluminum and glass are shown (and
>> if they have not cheated), the glass is very much smoother. They claim that
>> their process is much improved over the wartime ones.
>> Audio Record may be found on the internet archive.
>> Best wishes,