I just consulted with Seth Winner on this. He says the records were pressed by Victor, and by the looks of the matrix numbers I would agree. He and I both find that the bass turnover is usually 500 Hz, with -10 or -12 dB at 10 kHz. Seth says that some of the ones where they crammed 6 or more minutes on one side may require a bass turnover of 800 Hz. Bear in mind that ALL V-Discs are dubs and, as such, are mostly mediocre in sound quality. They may require some additional EQ in addition to the basic turnover and roll-off.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Questions about V Discs
Can anyone answer these questions?
1. Where were the V discs pressed?
2. Which equalization was used?
We have a few V discs and I want to dub them correctly equalized.
24 bits 96 kHz.
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