Agree that is remarkably good sound for a cylinder!
I'm guessing quite a large horn was used and a lot of care was used arranging and balancing the
Even so, there's still typical acoustic recording issues with dynamics (over-modulates anything
loud, fails to capture anything soft). But the usable dynamic range of this recording system is much
greater than early cylinder systems. Again, I'm guessing a large horn and more compliant cutting
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Paul Stamler" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 1:18 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] That Allelujah chorus cylinder
> Hi folks:
> I was right -- finding Paul Fucito's page required going to the Wayback Machine for Dec 16, 2007:
> Scroll down to the list of recordings; it's the fourth one down. The notes suggest it *was* an
> Edison recording, presumably a Blue Amberol. Given that it's an acoustical cylinder, delivered as
> an .mp3, I think the sound is remarkable.