On 4/15/2018 9:23 PM, John Haley wrote:
 > The article said "will be 30% louder," presumably not a reference to
 > voltage.  Of course I don't believe that.

Well, saying "30% louder" when you really mean "30% higher voltage" is a 
way of pulling the wool over uncritical or nontechnical readers' eyes 
(ears?). I can readily believe that somebody out there is cutting 
records 2.28dB hotter than usual, and making a big deal over it.

In the late 40s and early 50s a lot of 78s were being cut at remarkably 
high levels because it was now possible to do so (with hot cutting styli 
and lots of compression). Nobody seemed to care that these records were 
nearly untrackable -- with the cartridges of the day, or for that matter 
with today's cartridges. But they were LOUD.


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