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 Post subject: Re: Question about a Brunswick record
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:18 pm 
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Here's the record on how it is now. After this play there was no residue...so maybe it was just dirty...not sure.

https://youtu.be/965F2sZiBvI
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 Post subject: Re: Question about a Brunswick record
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:25 am 
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EdisonWizard wrote:
My reproducer is rebuilt and sounds amazing, im only changing the isolator.


The currently available isolators for Exhibition reproduced are pretty awful, for they are far too hard. The originals were 35-40D (Durometer hardless). The currently available parts are closer to 75D.


The isolators commomly available for the Victrola No. 2 and Victrola No.4 reproduced are likewise too stiff, though good, soft units may be had from our member "Chunny bh", but then it is simplicity itself to mould ones own using castable silicone or Butyl rubber.

The Exhibition's poor needle point compliance is rather hard on electric records. A later, more compliant sound box forvuse with thrse discs is inexpensive "record insurance", and has historic precedent.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a Brunswick record
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:00 pm 
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Ima start searching eBay for a No4 or such like y'all said. Hopefully I can find one for a decent price.
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 Post subject: Re: Question about a Brunswick record
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:05 pm 
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Another reason to limit playing this record on an early Victrola is the tracking error of the tone arm itself. Victor didn't really address tracking error until part way through the Orthophonic era.

Personally, I keep two copies of my favorite later records, a pristine version for playback on the modern turntable and a "Victrola copy". That way I've got both bases covered. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Question about a Brunswick record
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:01 pm 
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martinola wrote:
Another reason to limit playing this record on an early Victrola is the tracking error of the tone arm itself. Victor didn't really address tracking error until part way through the Orthophonic era.

Personally, I keep two copies of my favorite later records, a pristine version for playback on the modern turntable and a "Victrola copy". That way I've got both bases covered. :mrgreen:

Regards,
Martin


Agreed. As time passes and more people keep playing even some "common" stuff with steel needles, less and less "archive" copies exist. I do exactly what you do. Most people think I'm crazy for doing this, but I don't care.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about a Brunswick record
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:19 pm 
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If anyone has a copy of this record I will definitely buy it!! It took me forever to find this one...so if you have one PM me please!
J.F.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a Brunswick record
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:40 pm 
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I think these type of Brunswicks seem to have a soft surface and don't wear well, especially on acoustic machines.


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