[78-L] Reeves Soundcraft Audition/ mobile transfer setup

Joe Salerno jsalerno at collector.org.invalid
Mon Jan 12 10:13:30 PST 2015

I'd be more afraid of transporting equipment than the record.

Joe Salerno

On 1/12/2015 9:45 AM, David Lennick wrote:
> Also, if it's 1950, the discs will be aluminum and as long as they're carefully
> packed with a few layers of corrugated cardboard, they can be safely shipped.
> Much easier than transporting your own equipment. (I've done that. Not much fun.)
> dl
> On 1/12/2015 10:39 AM, DAVID BURNHAM wrote:
>> You'll be able to tell as soon as you see it what speed it is, (if the whole "Symphonic Variations" is one one side or even two sides it's probably 33 1/3 rpm, the piece is around 17 minutes long). Â As far as the stylus goes, as David Lennick says 2.5 mil is good if it's on 78s but try a 2 mil if it's 33 1/3. Â C.B.C. always cut their 33 1/3 discs with a 2 mil stylus in those days.
>> Have fun with this, I'm sure the family will be thrilled when they hear it!
>> db
>>        On Monday, January 12, 2015 10:14 AM, Stephanie Gaynor<steph_gaynor at yahoo.com.invalid>  wrote:
>> Hi, I am hoping to get a couple pointers regarding stylus size/s to try with this sort of record.  It is a recording of my mom's college senior recital from the University of Miami (April 1950).  I will be visiting her next month and hope to digitize it for our family.  Because it is precious and I fear damaging it by shipping it or bringing back with me, I will be shipping my equipment from MA to FL and do the transfer there.  I am trying to learn as much as possible about this type of record before I go.  I do have a variety of cartridges and stylus sizes and am just curious if anyone here has experience with this type of record and any recommendations for me.  Unfortunately, my mom is not tech savvy enough to email me a picture of the record but she relayed that is labeled
>> Soundcraft
>> Reeves NY"Audition"Full Spectrum
>> I believe there are 2 12" records.  I don't know if they are 33 or 78.  She recalls that the records were professionally done.  I think she is performing Franck's Symphonic Variations.  My mom mentioned that she remembers the sound quality not being great and that jives with what I have read searching posts here but I know she will enjoy hearing it again at any rate.  I also am in the process of getting in touch with the UM Libraries and archives to see if they also might have either a copy of this record or a tape of the recital which I could access if needed.
>> thanks in advance for any advice you can give me,Â
>> all my best, Stephanie Gaynor
>> Â
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