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Offline Mark Lemaire

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REAL vintage gear
« on: April 30, 2004, 04:18:34 pm »
This is probably kinda OT, but I love old gear.


 http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/recording/images/PDRM1571a.j pg


This image is VERY close to the Dictaphone wax cylinder recorder I bought yesterday at a flea market. Mine seems to date from the 1920s. Haven't had to time to plug it in yet (I'll need to construct an AC cable for it first), but it seems complete and clean!

Q: Will it sound better than my Blackface ADAT?

ML
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Offline Richard

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Re: REAL vintage gear
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 06:45:12 pm »
Mark Lemaire wrote on Fri, 30 April 2004 15:18

This is probably kinda OT, but I love old gear.


  http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/recording/images/PDRM1571a.j pg



Q: Will it sound better than my Blackface ADAT?

ML


Yes, even before you construct the AC cable'
Richard

Offline ragged

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Re: REAL vintage gear
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2004, 10:35:37 pm »
Mark Lemaire wrote on Sat, 01 May 2004 08:18

This is probably kinda OT, but I love old gear.


  http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/recording/images/PDRM1571a.j pg


This image is VERY close to the Dictaphone wax cylinder recorder I bought yesterday at a flea market. Mine seems to date from the 1920s. Haven't had to time to plug it in yet (I'll need to construct an AC cable for it first), but it seems complete and clean!

Q: Will it sound better than my Blackface ADAT?

ML


Depends on the quality of the AD (Analog Dent) Converter

Tracie.

Offline Mark Lemaire

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Re: REAL vintage gear
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2004, 03:04:30 am »
Well, I plugged it in today, and SOMETHING comes on. The motor that turns the cylinder, though, fails to turn no matter what switches I flip.

When I turn the cylinder by hand, though, the thing puts out that COOL static sound that I immediately identify with pre WWII recordings!

Anyway, for now it will have to be a conversation piece, but little more.

ML
Mark Lemaire

http://www.myspace.com/MarkLemaire

http://www.rubatorecording.com/
Audiophile recording of your music. Anywhere. Anytime.

Offline ted nightshade

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Re: REAL vintage gear
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2004, 12:29:33 pm »
Mark Lemaire wrote on Wed, 05 May 2004 00:04

Well, I plugged it in today, and SOMETHING comes on. The motor that turns the cylinder, though, fails to turn no matter what switches I flip.

When I turn the cylinder by hand, though, the thing puts out that COOL static sound that I immediately identify with pre WWII recordings!

Anyway, for now it will have to be a conversation piece, but little more.

ML


You can always track some of that COOL static sound onto digital and use it for vibe! Probably just magic in the right place, whenever that shows up...
Ted Nightshade aka Cowan

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