However... this "strict terminology" is only that, a technical term used in business, and in general society is only used where nervous critics and compulsive people are."Vinyl" is also used to distinguish from an "acetate" (i.e. lacquer) disc.
A worn idler wheel may cause an decrease in S/N figures, but it doesen't affect drive speed, as the wheel' diameter simply cuts off the equations.A Idler Drive, if chosen, but most unlike a choice for a New Comer, will be best considered like a Belt Drive, as the Idler Wheel will wear and increase inconsistencies in the speed accuracy, and a further outlay / cost to acquire an off board speed control unit might become an addition to the set up.
Fully agreed! An old Dual TT in good to perfect condition even today is an amazing record reproduction machine. I literally own dozens of them .Funny, a Dual 1000/1200/700 series from the golden era never needed any "upgrading" other than a choice of cartridge maybe.
Funny. This really is the origin of the term album in this context. Binders full of 45's in those days had to struggle with the new long play records - and finally, as we know, lost the struggle.Funny, a Dual 1000/1200/700 series from the golden era never needed any "upgrading" other than a choice of cartridge maybe.
True, although I hope that it will take more than 100 years to forget about records. The squiggly groove had a run of about 130 years as the dominant technology, in one format or another. The audio CD ruled for only 30 years or so.A hundred years from now, someone will find a Doc Watson LP in the attic
True but it does make a thump every time it goes around when you manage to knick it...A worn idler wheel may cause an decrease in S/N figures, but it doesen't affect drive speed, as the wheel' diameter simply cuts off the equations.
Sam's was at that location in 1961. AA was the upstart. We often drove to Toronto in high school to hit the record stores then score cheap balcony tickets for the Toronto Symphony at Massey Hall, shopping bags in hand.Sam the Record man moved two doors down not long after the pic you posted I think.
That would be my 1958 RCA Victor Rp-215 record changer.With some record players you could put the speed between say 45 and 78 and end up with neutral with the idler not touching. Then you could play that record backwards with your finger.