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The Objective Basis for the Production of High Quality Transfers from Pre-1925 Sound Recordings

A considerable appreciation of early records is noted in the CD market; however, the resulting signals presented on these CDs are extremely inconsistent. It is un-historical and hence un-authentic to use an expectation of the taste of present-day listeners as the guiding principle for transfers. Rather than trying to criticize those responsible for such transfers, the present paper presents the recording process of the acoustic period in order to promote a necessary step of interpretation and reverse engineering.

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