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"Behind the tech that makes vinyl so special", Not again...
Canar
post Nov 9 2012, 23:17
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http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/9564/be...nyl-so-special/

This was reposted on Boing Boing.

Ugh. Not again... The same tired subjectivist tropes: Talk to "authorities" instead of doing science.


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woody_woodward
post Nov 11 2012, 03:07
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This quote from the article threw me:
"...there is one format that attracts fanatical devotion above and beyond any other– vinyl. For over a century, music lovers have held it dear..."

Vinyl records in 1912? I'm rather skeptical.


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post Nov 11 2012, 05:37
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QUOTE (woody_woodward @ Nov 10 2012, 22:07) *
Vinyl records in 1912? I'm rather skeptical.


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Well there were flat rotating mono records of various materials, speeds, and sizes, even going back to before 1900, but if you insist on the first 33 1/3 rpm, stereo (45/45 or Westrex system), 12 inch, RIAA equalized, LP made from "vinyl" material (as opposed to lacquer, shellac, hard rubber, celluloid, wax, etc), the system "we" still use, then the first one was put out by Bel Canto in 1957. Hear it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAjM7HqQXFM

I suspect when the article said "vinyl" what they really meant was "flat round discs read by a needle", as opposed to Edison's wax cylinders which were too bulky, but coexisted for some time until they got phased out in the 1920/30's.

There were some flat, round records made of vinyl in the 1930s but the material was considered too expensive at the time and production was stopped in preference to less expensive materials. It was reintroduced decades later.

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- Canar   "Behind the tech that makes vinyl so special"   Nov 9 2012, 23:17
- - mzil   I'm waiting for 8-track to make a come back so...   Nov 10 2012, 01:33
- - woody_woodward   This quote from the article threw me: "...the...   Nov 11 2012, 03:07
|- - mzil   QUOTE (woody_woodward @ Nov 10 2012, 22:0...   Nov 11 2012, 05:37
- - Kohlrabi   The good thing about these articles is that you ge...   Nov 11 2012, 08:32
|- - Kees de Visser   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Nov 11 2012, 09:32) The...   Nov 11 2012, 13:10
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (Kees de Visser @ Nov 11 2012, 14:1...   Nov 11 2012, 13:26
- - Porcus   I thought the tech that made 'vinyl' large...   Nov 11 2012, 12:18
|- - dhromed   QUOTE (Porcus @ Nov 11 2012, 13:18) I tho...   Nov 11 2012, 13:51
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 11 2012, 14:51) This...   Nov 11 2012, 19:14
|- - Batman321   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 11 2012, 07:51) QUOT...   Nov 11 2012, 23:15
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 11 2012, 14:51) Few ...   Nov 12 2012, 09:00
- - Dynamic   Where's the 'like' button when you wan...   Nov 11 2012, 19:50
|- - hawkeye_p   QUOTE (Dynamic @ Nov 11 2012, 20:50) Wher...   Nov 12 2012, 07:47
- - Porcus   I still can't get out of my head the image of ...   Nov 11 2012, 23:25
- - Engelsstaub   The thing that makes a lot of vinyl special to me ...   Nov 12 2012, 00:03
|- - knutinh   QUOTE (Engelsstaub @ Nov 12 2012, 01:03) ...   Nov 12 2012, 08:34
- - 2Bdecided   I think the only thing this proves (and I prove it...   Nov 12 2012, 10:56
- - Nessuno   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Nov 12 2012, 11:56) So...   Nov 12 2012, 11:32


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