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History of The Vinyl: part 15

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The material wares are of prime significance in the produce of recording stylus and incredibly but true a sapphire recording stylus can outlast a diamond stylus and will generate far better quality recordings on a whole. The high quality professional disc-recording lathe is quite an extraordinary machine, once the cutting lathe is set up to achieve the right cutting tolerances!

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The lathe will accurately produce the record grooves in perfectly evenly spaced perimeter with precise uniformed controlled depth of the grooves throughout the recording progression. Therefore, as you will see below on the subject of the CD, there is a vast difference in the production method of vinyl records that is in complete contrast to CDs!

 

 Vinyl Frequency Harmonics

Yet the Compact Disc (CD) is cleverly marketed and sold at a higher price than the vinyl giving a false impression of superiority. While the Compact Disc (CD) does not have scratches or antistatic and it is much more convenient to use but, the vinyl recordings reproduces much higher frequency harmonics that the CD is unable to reproduced! With Compact Discs (CDs), you have to cut frequencies above 20kHz (Kilohertz) with a filter to stop the ghastly and horrible 44.1kHz (Kilohertz) sampling frequency break through!

 

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