Two things:

Several years ago,I sold a South African Reprise label stereo 78 of "Grenada" by Frank Sinatra.

I have a 78 sleeve,no record,from Fuentes Records of Columbia (South America),that has  a big "Stereo Fidelity" logo on it,if they actually pressed stereo 78s.I have no clue.

Did you see that complete "Kind of Blue " sessions box or the 10" three record version of the last Green Day with the art prints ? Sort of like an old 78 album,I bought one.These sold for $90.00 each.

I love classical music.The electrical 78 era,and the mono (1948-55) Lp era are my favorite period as far as sound and recording is concerned.Modern recordings are unlistenable.Take a listen to the red vinyl Red Seal 78s of the late 40s sometime.Talk about so good its scary!

--- On Tue, 10/6/09, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] late date 78
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 12:19 PM

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!
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> 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