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Re: [ARSCLIST] Mostly for laughs

Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Richter" <mrichter@xxxxxxx>

They don't show the snake oil to lubricate the CD spindle, though.

During the phonograph "boom years" (mid-teens) there waa a phonograph
make, Vitaphone, which actually had its needle on the end of a long
piece of wood...whose other end connected to the diaphraghm. Supposedly,
the sound "mellowed" while traveling through the wood...?!

It certainly would have mellowed. Lower frequencies would see resonances and higher ones would be damped where the wood actually dissipated energy.

In fact, there's validity behind some of the "solutions" being offered on that page. Many turntables are not only sources for subsonic rumble but also resonators at those frequencies. Unabated, they can saturate the amplification chain and degrade the sound. Adding weights and, particularly, damping in that range can improve things.


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