Articles

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  • Milestones in Recorded Sound

    This timeline aims to concisely identify the major milestones of recorded sound during the past 150 years or so.
  • Care of 78rpm Records and How to Play them on Acoustic/Modern Equipment

    Admittedly, records are meant to be played and not preserved, but it is good common sense to take good care of records that are very difficult if not impossible to replace.
  • Infographic - HMV- The Early Years

    Our new infographic outlines the main historical achievements of HMV.
  • Top 5 Books Every 78rpm Collector Needs To Own!

    Here is our Top 5 Books Every 78rpm Collector Needs To Own!
  • Infographic - History of Early Recording

    Our new infographic outlines the main historical achievements of early recording technology.
  • 78rpm Styli - A Handy Starting Point..

    This article first appeared in the Discographer Magazine - June 2015 (pp.6-11) - Copyrighted. (No reproduction permitted)

    This short article provides an overview of styli types and sizes and a list of possible 78rpm styli types/sizes for use in the repro...  more
  • Curious Cameo 78

    I came upon this odd, mid-twenties Cameo disc some time ago - odd because it is pressed with similar properties that RCA Victor introduced on their vinyl LP's in 1954 with their "Gruve Guard" design. The record's edge and parts of the label area are ra...
  • Audacity Rated as Best Free Software to Rip 78rpms to MP3

    Do you still have a bunch of 78rpm record albums from the 78rpm era? If you do, don’t worry because you’re not alone. There are still hundreds-of-thousands of 78rpm recordings available and possibly just as many collectors who still listen to the music on...  more
  • Pig in a Poke - Joe Daniels and His Hotshots

    Joe Daniels (1908–2003), born in South Africa, was a British drummer and performer whose career began in the early 1920s.
  • How to Package 78rpms for Mailing

    An illustrative step by step demonstration on how to package 78rpms for mailing...