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Re: [ARSCLIST] Early Stereo 1881 and 1931 (Was - Dynadoodoo
Which ones did Atlantic do? Was one a Ray Charles ?
Oh,my copy of "The Great Hits of Ray Charles in Eight Track Stereo" is an RCA pressing
David Lennick <dlennick@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Atlantic also did a couple of albums this way, as did at least one independent
label (I have one such but can't remember the details). The Cook binaural tapes
were later issued in normal stereo by Rondo.
David Gnau wrote:
> The first commercial stereo that I'm familiar with was done by Cook
> Labs. The LP was divided in half for the left and right tracks. The tone
> arm looked like a large tuning fork (each cartridge picked up one
> track). When it was right it was great. If one of the heads was off one
> groove it was horrible requiring an adjustment to a small adjusting
> screw which would move the heads either closer together or further
>>>> thorenstd124@xxxxxxxxx 3/18/2008 12:52:23 PM >>>
> I had read about the 1881 system,but have never actually heard anything
> about it.
> Oh,BTW,your file won't play on a Mac.
> I would assume the Bell Labs stuff,is from those 1979-80 Lps,that
> nearly every classical Lp collector owns.
> Don't forget that Edison supposedly had some expensive,and cumbersome
> system,that involved three channel/three horn playback.Perhaps someone
> could give me more detail.
> Steve Abrams wrote: I have uploaded two files
> to Mediafire
> One file, Bell Labs Keller, has two brief programmes on BBC Radio 3 c.
> about the Bell Labs experiments in the early 30s and includes a an
> in stereo. I am afraid that Arther Keller does not confirm my story
> the Black Box. (74MB)
> The other file, 1881 Stereo, is a brief Radio 3 broadcast in 1981 about
> 1881 stereo transmissions from the Paris Opera, and demonstrates the
> characteristic using reconstructed microphones on the stage of Covent
> Garden. (27MB)
> The files are in Flac format. They can be played directly in Winamp,
> Media Player, Super (c) etc. They can be converted to Wave using Flac
> End, Goldwave etc.
> The files are taken from a Scotch Metafine tape with Dolby C. The
> recordings were made by me but the tape I used may be a dubbing.
> the sound quality is acceptable.
> Steve Abrams
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