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 Post subject: What reproducer do you use to play 2M Indestructibles?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:37 am 
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I was playing some 4 minute Columbia Indestructibles on my Amberola 1A and used a Diamond A reproducer as I would on a Blue Amberol. But then I started playing some 2 minute Indestructibles and wondered whether I should use the 2 min sapphire stylus on an M reproducer, or use the Diamond A. I assumed that since the 2 min. cylinder is made from celluloid that the Diamond A reproducer is correct. Am I correct? Marc.


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 Post subject: Re: What reproducer do you use to play 2M Indestructibles?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:42 am 
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If I were you I'd switch over to the 2m sapphire needle--just because, though the Diamond A is unlikely to do damage, it's better tracking with a 2m needle.

But that's just a guess. Personally I play them with a 2-minute Columbia or a Edison Model C.


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 Post subject: Re: What reproducer do you use to play 2M Indestructibles?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:12 am 
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You can use either. I play 2M Indestructibles with my Diamond A in my 1A all the time, they sound just as good or better than using my M with the 2 minute sapphire. If I've got wax out and I've already got the M in to play those, then I don't bother switching. We've discussed this here before, the consensus seemed to be that a Diamond A (or B in something like a Triumph) is fine for 2M Indestructibles. I've never noticed any kind of visible or audible damage by doing so and I've been doing it for years now.

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 Post subject: Re: What reproducer do you use to play 2M Indestructibles?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:00 pm 
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Also, the Diamond A sounds great with 2 min. Indestructibles. I don't notice any trouble with tracking.


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 Post subject: Re: What reproducer do you use to play 2M Indestructibles?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:45 pm 
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Well, learn something new every day...

Reminds me that Berlin Phono Works shows "Tiger Rag", a newer 2m recording, played on a converted Home with a Diamond B and a cygnet. That was a mighty fine-sounding clip! Makes me almost want a copy for myself...


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