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This is Stereophonic Sound

Posted by rchecka 
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September 15, 2015 01:26PM
As per RCA Victor's write up on the back of a classical record inner sleeve...


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Is it just me or were record companies WAY more serious about sound quality back in the day?



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September 15, 2015 06:11PM
Nice pic!! I agree . I can't tell you how many back in tha day records I have seen that take the time to lay out the the new techniques they've applied to the album to make your listen experience bold and better . It seems like a lot of record labels / companies just want to put out vinyl because it's hot now , and loose sight of the sound quality that people who truly love vinyl buy it for .
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April 06, 2016 11:25PM
Gotta remind yourself that it's a sales brochure.

Sales talk moved towards convenience once digital rolled around...
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April 07, 2016 11:07AM
^I don't know you that well but I can already tell I like you man.



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April 08, 2016 06:10PM
Those old brochures are interesting. Stereo records were a new thing at the time and the record companies needed to show what they were about to get people to ditch their old mono stuff. I have a couple of those old RCA and Mercury Living Presence LPs that sound pretty good.

There are a ton of stereo demonstration records from that time period with things panning back and forth and stuff like that too, but I don't really collect those.

The bad part about when stereo became big is all the "electronic reprocessed" stereo records that came to the market, i.e. fake mono. Some aren't even marked as such Many of them sound really bad. The sad part is that they are clogging the used bins of record shops and usually priced too high for what they are. I'm usually careful but have bought one or two by accident. Now I am extra careful.



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