I agree with Andrew on this. Use a Stanton 500 or Shure M44 and track around 2.5 grams. That's how
the best pickups played it when it was new. I think that will kill some of the sibilence problems.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Andrew Hamilton" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 6:53 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
The great Wax-y-pedia says that Dynagroove discs should only be
played back with conical styli because Dynagroove was the RCA tracing
simulator, which introduced pre-distortion to overcome the difference
in chisel, I mean, stylus shapes in reproducing the groove.
I agree to use the ears, but, to pre-clude a telephone game of re-
equalization, it would be good to match the pickup to the target.
With vinyl, there are so many compromises it is almost always a bad
idea to upgrade just one component, since there was a handshake
involved with the old and its kin.
On Sep 7, 2012, at 12:19 AM, Evan MacBeth wrote:
> Hi all,
> Only moderately off track, does anyone have any particular tips for transferring Stereo RCA
> Dynagroove discs from the early 60s? The disc i'm trying to copy has such an over-the-top top
> end. I intend to reduce the top end a bit, but does anyone know if Dynagroove used a specific
> top end boost?
> In addition, certain sibilant syllables from the vocalist distort terribly while others in the
> same song do not - but if i sum the two channels to mono the sibilance doesn't distort at all.
> Whether this is down to the vocalist's mic technique or not, i wouldn't know - i don't have any
> other Dynagroove albums to compare this to. Also, this is a brand new disc, it was still sealed
> until i cracked it open on Tuesday (and yes, it needed a clean!) but i've had the same problem
> in the same place with other copies too.
> Any tips at all?
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