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Here's a shelf-strainer and wallet-breaker -- The Beatles' mono singles through 1968, cut with no 
levels-management to 10" 78RPM wide-groove records.

Or, a shelf-breaker -- the complete Motown mono singles in the same format.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron Levinson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] late date 78


>I would bet Bob would be the best guy to answer this question. I'm just drooling. I only own a few 
>of those 45 rpm LP reissues but they do sound gorgeous.
> I'm now wondering and think that perhaps the 10" 78 is sonically the best of all but I leave that 
> calculation to those with better math skills than I.
>
> AA
>
>
> Tom Fine wrote:
>> I don't think a modern stereo format was ever done for wide-groove 78's. I think but am not 
>> positive (and I'm sure someone on this list will jump right in and clarify this) that the Bell 
>> Labs 45-45 2-channel format invented in the 30's was for standard wide-groove and 78RPM. I dunno 
>> if a modern stereo cartridge fitted with a 78 stylus would read that groove just fine, or if 
>> there's some technical difficulty with that. But, more importantly, would you cut this modern 12" 
>> wide-groove 78RPM record with the RIAA curve? Is that optimum for that format or are there 
>> physical reasons you'd want to use another curve?
>>
>> Being realistic, as far as what's a viable niche market, I think 45RPM microgroove LP is about as 
>> far as vinyl is going to go in modern times. It is becoming the preferred reissue format. I have 
>> to say, $50 for the typical 2-disk reissue is above my indulgence budget.
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Aaron Levinson" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:51 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] late date 78
>>
>>
>>> Bob Olhsson wrote:
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From Clark Johnsen: Last time I dared to compare, the Presley 78s (and the Bill Haley, and
>>>>> others) sounded better than any LP issue.
>>>>
>>>> I cut a half-speed 78 acetate as an experiment while I was a mastering
>>>> engineer at Motown and the results were scary good.
>>>>
>>>> Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
>>>> Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
>>>> Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!
>>>> 615.385.8051 http://www.hyperback.com    http://www.thewombforums.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>> The near holographic realism of a mint and noiseless 78 is truly something to behold. I think 
>>> the 78 rpm 12" LP is the sleeper format of all time...a 30ips 1" two track master transferred to 
>>> a 78 rpm acetate by Bob O.----the mind boggles.
>>>
>>> AA
>>>
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