Are there also RCA pressed lacquers of 78 sets,that are on plain generic labels,with no RCA markings? Would these be pressed by RCA ? I ask because of that Kajanas Sibelius 3 lacquer I have,that is a microgroove Lp.I've mentioned it here before...
From: Karl Miller <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2012 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who needs vinyl?
--- On Thu, 6/7/12, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Columbia first employed lacquer discs
> (referred to as "instantotiles") in
> lieu of beeswax in 1936. Victor seems to have used them as
> of 1940 although
> not consistently.
As an aside, I was told (by someone who should know) that the early Victor LP transfers of things like the Boston Symphony were made from the lacquers. Hence, the sound quality on those first transfers (subject to the quality of the vinyl) could be somewhat better than subsequent transfers made from either the 78 pressings or metal masters.
Does anyone know more about this?