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I am certainly not a specialist in recording technology.
You will find some notes on the introduction of electrical recordings in
Germany at this website.
https://grammophon-platten.de/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?24251
then scroll down/ hit the continue button
Rainer













Am 16.07.2019 um 17:26 schrieb Steve Smolian:
>
> Thank you, Rainer.  That was the answer I was seeking.
>
> Have you information about DGG’s 1927 recording process and how it
> differs from that of Western Electric?  Did they use some of their own
> technology and pay royalties for other elements of it?
>
> Steve Smolian
>
> *From:*Dr Rainer E. Lotz <[log in to unmask]>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:59 AM
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> *Subject:* Re: [ARSCLIST] Translation
>
> Am 15.07.2019 um 22:36 schrieb Steven Smolian:
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>     I've a promotional bag for Grammophon Electrische Raumton-Platte.  Can
>
>     anyone supply a translation for "Raumton"?  My computer can't.
>
>     Steve Smolian
>
> In 1927 Deutsche Grammophon introduced their own electrical recording
> technology, and coined the term Polyfar (the trade mark had been
> protected since 1923 for other purposes. In the UK the trade mark was
> not registered until 1929).
>
> The records were labeled „Elektrische Aufnahme. Serie: Polyfar “R”,
> and on the Polydor export label thus: „Electrical Recording. Serie
> Polyfar R“.  The „R“ was short for „Raumton“, which could perhaps best
> be translated as "surround sound", although this term has meanwhile
> been used in a different way.
>
> The apparent idea was to make clear that while acoustic recordings
> used a one-dimensional/directional horn, the electric microphones
> could pick up sounds anywhere in the studio (or room), thus creating a
> fuller sound.
>
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> Dr. Rainer E. Lotz
> Rotdornweg 81
> 53177 Bonn (Germany)
> Tel: 0049-228-352808
> Fax: 0049-228-365142
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