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There is currently a copy of LM 1802 on Ebay, with the following 
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RARE OUT OF PRINT HARD TO FIND RCA RED SEAL LP FEATURES ROBERT RUSSELL 
BENNETT's "AN ADVENTURE IN HIGH FIDELITY", A SYMPHONIC SUITE COMPOSED AND 
CONDUCTED BY BENNETT ON DIRECT COMMISSION FROM RCA VICTOR ESPECIALLY FOR 
THIS ALBUM PLAYED BY THE NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, ONE OF THIS ORCHESTRAS' 
LAST RECORDINGS BEFORE IT WAS OFFICIALLY DISBANDED.  ALSO ON THIS RECORDING 
IS BENNETT'S DELIGHTFUL "THE ORCHESTRA IN A NUTSHELL", WHICH IS 
TCHAIKOVSKY'S "NUTCRACKER SUITE" ARRANGED BY BENNETT FOR SHOWCASING 
PRINCIPAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA.  SIDE 2 OF THIS EARLY AUDIOPHILE 
RECORDING FEATURES A DEMONSTRATION OF FREQUENCY RESPONSE AT DIFFERENT 
FREQUENCIES, THE HUMAN VOICE IN HIGH FIDELITY FEATURING ROBERTA PETERS, 
LEONARD WARREN, JUSSI BJOERLING & VICTORIA DE LOS ANGELES AND RARE POP 
PIECES PLAYED BY HUGO WINTERHALTER, THE THREE SUNS, HENRI RENE & THE 
SAUNTER-FINNEGAN ORCHESTRA.  INCLUDES A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED FULL JACKET 
SIZED 24 PAGE BOOK ON THE MUSICAL PROGRAM AND A HISTORY OF HIGH FIDELITY 
TECHNIQUES WHICH WERE CUTTING EDGE AT THE TIME OF THIS RECORDING.  THE WORKS 
ON THIS LP HEVE NEVER BEEN RECORDED AGAIN AND THIS LP HAS BEEN OUT OF PRINT 
FOR 45 YEARS AND HAS NEVER BEEN RELEASED ON CD.  A MUST HAVE FOR THE TWO 
RARE ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT WORKS, THE NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT ITS PEAK 
AND AUDIOPHILES INTERESTED IN THE HISTORY OF HIGH FIDELITY RECORDING 
TECHNIQUES.

Format: LP

LP Condition: A-

RELEASE DATE: 1954

JACKET: BOX SET INTACT WITH 24 PAGE FULL SIZED BOOKLET IN GREAT CONDITION

Label: RCA VICTOR RED SEAL LM-1802 MONAURAL PLUM COLORED SHADED DOG

Country of Origin: USA


LP CONTENTS:

1. AN ADVENTURE IN HIGH FIDELITY

2. THE ORCHESTRA IN A NUTSHELL

3. HOW GOOD IS YOUR FIDELITY?

4. THE HUMAN VOICE IN HIGH FIDELITY

5. NEW ORTHOPHONIC IN POPS

SA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "rodbrown" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 9:16 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] off-topic: guilty pleasure in hi-fi demo records


> Hi all,
>
> I'm timidly un-lurking for a moment because I have a question for which 
> I'm sure the ARSClist subscribership would have a broad range of useful, 
> informed opinions.
>
> I've recently become reacquainted with an LP I really enjoyed as a kid: 
> "An Adventure In High Fidelity", subtitled "A 'New Orthophonic' High 
> Fidelity Recording." This is an RCA Victor boxed set, LM-1802. I find I 
> still enjoy hearing this old record.
>
> It purports to present great-sounding (monaural) classical and 
> semi-classical music, but also offers some very entertaining pop 
> instrumentals. It's an interesting listen, full of ear-catching, exotic 
> sounds, highs and lows, softs and louds. It tries to be all things to a 
> broad range of listeners, and doesn't fail too badly, seems to me.
>
> I'm sure there must be any number of similar efforts committed to vinyl by 
> various companies who sought to interest the public in a particular label, 
> or a brand of equipment, or a supposed technical breakthrough. Was this 
> record a better-than-average example of a genre? Would any of you care to 
> mention any fond recollections on this type of recording? Any 
> recommendations?
>
> (I'm presently a little less interested in LPs full of pink noise or 
> selected sine waves [the more technically-oriented 'test' records] though 
> those can be intriguing too.)
>
> I'd be pleased to hear from you.
>
> Thanks,
> Rod