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Hi Bob,

Is your laser-based solution completely non-contact, or does
it use a fiber optic stylus?  I would like to learn more about 
this if possible.

Eric Jacobs
The Audio Archive


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 11:05:47 -0400
>From: Robert Hodge <[log in to unmask]>  
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Transferring wax cylinders  
>To: [log in to unmask]
>
>Hi Steve,
>
> I have been working with cylinder and disc recordings of many sizes
>compositions and speeds  for many years both personally and at the
>Belfer Audio Archive here at Syracuse University.
>
>We have an Archeophone with a complete set of mandrels and a set of
>styli that will accomodate any size groove I've ever encountered. I
>would have liked to have had this system many years ago !!  
>
>Presently, I can make 1/4 inch analogue tape and Cd transfers as well
>as DAT tape preservation masters. 
>
>We are developing a laser playback system using an Archeophone
>transport for cylinder based recordings, but at present , it isn't at a
>level which can be used for preservation. It's primary function will be
>for playback of large grooved wax cylinders. 
>
>Please feel free to contact me.
>
>Sincerely,
>Bob Hodge 
>
> 
>
>Robert Hodge,
>Senior Engineer
>Belfer Audio Archive
>Syracuse University
>222 Waverly Ave .
>Syracuse N.Y. 13244-2010
>
>315-443- 7971
>FAX-315-443-4866
>
>>>> [log in to unmask] 09/07/05 10:10 PM >>>
>Hi --
>
>One of our clients has a collection of rare wax cylinders he would
>like
>to have transferred into the digital domain. These are of one of his
>ancestors who was apparently a renown opera singer in Edison's day. 
>
>This is not our business. We specialize in very high quality
>multitrack
>analog tape transfers. But, I'd like to help him find the right person
>or business to do this for him.
>
>Does anyone know of a commercial transfer house with an Archeophone?
>Has
>anyone developed an Archeophone with laser pickup?
>
>Any suggestions? 
>
>Thanks,
>
>-- Steve
>
>===================================================
>Steve Puntolillo
>Sonicraft Inc. - Analog and Digital Audio Services
>http://www.sonicraft.com 
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