And then there are the Deutsche Groamophon truly microgroove 78s,that were made from about 1948-51.Tulip label four selections per record.I think I have three of these,two Wilhem Kempffs,and one Franz Konzwischnys.


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

From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] late date 78
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 8:54 PM

Theoretically the best sound at 78 would be with a microgroove size
groove since it would be capable of higher frequency response then a
wide groove, or a microgroove at slower speeds.  There was a label in
the 50s called Audiophile which produced red vinyl microgroove 78s. 
When the Soviets started doing LPs in 1953 they issued some at 33 and
others at 78.  I have about 30 of the 78s.  Unfortunately the vinyl used
at that time was very noisy.  Later on they used clear red vinyl for
high quality export copies of widegroove 78s in the early 70s that were
sold in the U.S. by Victor Kamkin's.  I got copies of them in the 90s. 
The Soviets released 78s until around 1956 and their shellac was much
quieter than the vinyl they used for LPs of that era.

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]

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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] late date 78
From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, October 06, 2009 2:19 pm
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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
> 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