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Magnetic recording introduced profound changes in the way phonograph recordings were made. The new magnetic technology, while initially less than perfect, was a decided improvement over direct recording-to-disk records. Improvements to the electronic and mechanical systems as well as the magnetic recording medium through magnetic recording to a high state of the recording art. These advances have contributed directly to improved, recorded artistic presentations. In the digital age, magnetic recording remains our most important recording medium.

JAES Volume 46 Issue 1/2 pp. 32-36; February 1998
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