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Re: [ARSCLIST] Mostly for laughs

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Richter" <mrichter@xxxxxxx>

> Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> > 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.
And, of course, among those "damped" high frequencies was much of
the surface noise inherent in shellac records...so Vitaphones
probably sounded "better"...

Steven C. Barr

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