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Just posted and really worthwhile.
I met Hobson years ago at Sea Cliff. Naturally, he brought some one off "white album" vinyl with him to hear. :)
I watched it just a couple hours after it was posted. Very interesting and informative. Definitely worth watching if you are into vinyl.
Like Goober58, I was just going to listen to a few minutes to see if it was worth watching and ended up watching the entire video. There's a bit of mutual appreciation going on but it's well deserved. I learned a lot about the evolution of modern vinyl and some new things about vinyl pressings as well. Also had a good laugh at some of the old photos, especially Michael Fremer showing how to correctly hold a CD. :-)
One thing that caught my attention was the "flat profile" discussion. So why did pressing plates end up with a sloped profile? Was the lacquer flat and cut flat? If so, where in the process did we end up with a sloped stamper profile?
I have to admit that 45 RPM LPs are great, but I just don't like having to flip LPs so often. I can live with the sound quality of standard 33.33 RPM LPs.
Speaking of Michael Hobson, Acoustic Sounds is selling the Hobson 2nd archive. I just snagged some goodies.
No way was I going to listen to the whole thing but I did. Interesting take on the evolution of Classic Records and Analog Productions. Running into that archive at a yard sale is a reoccurring dream of mine. FWIW I don't completely agree with their comments on original pressings. An original pressing has intrinsic collector value regardless of it's sound quality. Just as a new high quality reissue (MFSL, Analog Productions or Speakers Corner) could be considered bargains even if the sound quality doesn't match an original. But I do agree generally with their take on 45 rpm albums. I have 10 or so 45 rpm reissues and every one except one potentially could be the best sounding version I've heard.
A good listen - thanks for the link. Oh yea if someone wants Classic Records contact Acoustic Sounds as the have recently purchased the Classic Records archive.
I have a small 45rpm collection and totally agree about that, it is quite a good peek into master quality.
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