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Re: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: [ARSCLIST] Dynamic-frequency Range

Steven Smolian wrote:

> The record cited was, as I recall, made as an experiment by Western Electric
> andstill bears its matrix numbers as well as those of Columbia.

Makes sense..among the Western Electric tests, in addition to the New York
Philharmonic fragments, was a 1924 aircheck of the Associated Glee Clubs a full year
earlier than the issued one.


> I gave an ARSC talk a while ago that showed how the record companies dumbed
> down their dynamic range and frequencey response on its early electricals
> since they had to sound well on the acoustical players to keep selling
> records.  The first mass-market electrical players came out about 6 months
> later.
> The paper depended on the listener hearing audio examples.  Since I couldn't
> publish those 1925 examples dut to the copyright laws, I never published the
> paper.
> Steven Smolian

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