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 Post subject: Masterphone phono attachement: What was it for?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:32 am 
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Hello all:
I waited until after the ebay auction ended to ask this: What was the Masterphone attachment supposed to do regarding playback on Victor or Columbia machines? I've found no reference to it the Paul/Fabrizio books. Below is the ebay link and some pictures. Thanks!
Bob
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VICTOR-COLUMBI ... true&rt=nc
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 Post subject: Re: Masterphone phono attachement: What was it for?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:53 am 
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Just another of the many "gizmos and gimmicks" (should be the title of a book... ;) ) offered to take your money. I've tried mine and achieved nothing.
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 Post subject: Re: Masterphone phono attachement: What was it for?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:54 am 
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according to the "Encyclopedia of recorded sound" it was to clarify and amplify record tone


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 Post subject: Re: Masterphone phono attachement: What was it for?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:55 am 
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And here's a write-up about it...
https://books.google.com/books?id=Xs1OA ... &q&f=false

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 Post subject: Re: Masterphone phono attachement: What was it for?
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A pretty cool item, but how odd that the instructions tell how to use it but not what is intended to do. It makes no sense to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Masterphone phono attachement: What was it for?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:04 pm 
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One "new" copy of Talking Machine World 1914 is on Amazon for $8

https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Machine- ... 0282894039


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 Post subject: Re: Masterphone phono attachement: What was it for?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:22 pm 
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Thanks, people, for all the replies! I figured it was some bit of hype.
Bob
"Comparison is the thief of joy" Theodore Roosevelt


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 Post subject: Re: Masterphone phono attachement: What was it for?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:31 pm 
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Sun shade for the record grooves


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