I agree with Tom regarding the Dynagrooves. I have never heard a good one...
Scott D. Smith
Chicago Audio Works, Inc.
On 9/7/2012 5:13 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Evan:
> Most RCA stuff from the dynagroove era got released on CD. My advice
> is, find the CD. Dynagroove was a bad idea. Often, it was a badly
> executed bad idea. Some of those records sound so bad they are not
> fixable because of the sibilance problem you mentioned. There might be
> some gold-plated, made-in-the-moonlight-by-virgins megabux cartridge
> that doesn't splash that kind of high-frequency energy, but I doubt it
> since i think the overload was in the cutterhead, so it's baked in.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Evan MacBeth"
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
> 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?