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Exactly how much space is required to house 300k records?

joe salerno


On 6/7/2012 11:50 AM, James Roth wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> Has anyone/everyone seen this article in the LA Times?
> http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/04/murray-gershenzs-300000-plus-record-collection-is-no-bestseller.html
> He's got 300,000 records/cylinders, etc. for sale. He's only asking 1,500,000.
>
> Whew!  Does anyone have that kind of moolah or space?
>
> Regards,
> Ben Roth
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steven Smolian
> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:11 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who needs vinyl?
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> This implies that lacquers were in use before Pailey acquired what became Columbia Records in 1938.  It has been my impression that the change-over occurred early in his tenure and that the new studios at 799 7th Ave were equiped specifically for this purpose. Is there more deail on  this?
>
> Steve Smolian
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dennis Rooney
> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 11:33 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who needs vinyl?
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> Dear Steve,
>
> Almost invariably, , and always after 1940, is the answer to your first question. EMI Columbia continued to master on beeswax until the introduction of magnetic tape.
>
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Steve Smolian<[log in to unmask]>  wrote:
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>> Hi, Dennis at al,
>>
>> Does this imply that all US Columbia 78s after they began using
>> lacquers were dubs?
>>
>> Was this process used in Europe as well and, if so, any idea when?
>>
>> Steve Smolian
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message----- From: Dennis Rooney
>> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 10:35 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who needs vinyl?
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>> That was likely the case for the BSO recordings made after the
>> Petrillo Ban, i.e. 1944-1950.
>>
>> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Karl Miller
>> <[log in to unmask]>**
>> wrote:
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>>   --- On Thu, 6/7/12, Dennis Rooney<[log in to unmask]>  wrote:
>>>
>>>> Columbia first employed lacquer discs (referred to as
>>>> "instantotiles") in lieu of beeswax in 1936. Victor seems to have
>>>> used them as of 1940 although not consistently.
>>>
>>> As an aside, I was told (by someone who should know) that the early
>>> Victor LP transfers of things like the Boston Symphony were made from
>>> the lacquers. Hence, the sound quality on those first transfers
>>> (subject to the quality of the vinyl) could be somewhat better than
>>> subsequent transfers made from either the 78 pressings or metal
>>> masters.
>>>
>>> Does anyone know more about this?
>>>
>>> Karl
>>>
>>> Karl
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dennis D. Rooney
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>> New York, NY 10023
>> 212.874.9626
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> --
> Dennis D. Rooney
> 303 W. 66th Street, 9HE
> New York, NY 10023
> 212.874.9626
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Joe Salerno