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Re: [ARSCLIST] Mostly for laughs

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "phillip holmes" <insuranceman@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Yes, and I've never understood why you HAVE to track so heavy on those
> old 78s.  Big, lazy grooves.  Nothing that even approaches high
> frequencies (12k?).  78rpm just stretches out all the difficult stuff so
> nicely (compared to the inner grooves of a stereo microgroove).  Also,
> they aren't know to have huge transients (bass drum whacks).  It always >
seemed like tracing a microgroove was way more difficult.
Nonetheless, I have always found that extra weight (a few cents
worth?) improved the reproduction of 78's on later electric
players. I suspect this has to do with the fact that the
groove had no standard dimensions until the post-WWII era...


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