I think we were referring to the variable speed that we find on
individual recordings themselves.

There was a time when 33RPM wasn't really a least, a time
when close was good enough to some manufacturers (and I've only seen
faster recordings, like 30RPM).

Steven Austin

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Hello Steve !

Waxing nostalgically...

I probably owned one model  of Garrard and Collaro record changer ever
built, and never found one off speed if properly maintained. Some of
them had variable speed as well.- I forget the percentage of shift.

Regular checks with a neon lamp and known accurate strobe disc easily
confirmed this.

I know this is off topic, but I felt the need.

Bob Hodge

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From: "steven austin" <[log in to unmask]>
> (For the audiophiles: why do we still call them 78s when a good
> percentage of them need to spin at another speed? How about a
> high-speed non-vinyl stylus-retrieved audio storage disc?"
Because when three-speed changers first appeared the three choices
"33" "45" and "78" whether or not they were accurate...

Steven C. Barr