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Old 13th Sep 2019, 9:40 am   #13
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Default Re: Question on Recording speeds

The 12" single rotating at 45 rpm was an interesting diversion towards the end of the vinyl era. In a sense the advantages of greater dynamic range (wider groove spacing) and increased bandwidth (faster outer groove speed than 7" singles) harked back to the old 78s. The format was, of course, popular with disc jockeys in the eighties before CDs and other digital media became the norm. Like all these things they still have some nostalgic appeal.

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