A 7 inch single of golden earring's radar love. In fact, at the beginning of the antepenultimate lp era there were a number of companies that experimented with 45rpm issues in an attempt to capture the attention and approbation of the audiophile market. It marketed the device with the ability to playback entire classical music performances and symphonies without having to flip the disc over.
45 Rpm 7" And 33 1/3 Rpm 12" Vinyl Records Stock Vector
There is a limit to what the human ear can hear though, and the hearable difference between 45 and 78 is pretty miniscule.
However, a 45 rpm may not always sound better than a 33 rpm.
If you can, you may even want to purchase a vinyl cleaning machine so you can be sure that you will not be ruining the records this way. I recently bought a bit of curiosity on record store day: Classic records demo of the 33 1/3 vs. The times listed represent one side of the record being played, so double it to work out the full playing time of both sides of the record.
Cleaning 45’s can be the same as cleaning 33’s but you would need to be more gentle in cleaning because like mentioned earlier, 45’s tend to be a bit more fragile than 33’s.
Technically 78's would sound the best. Lastly, 78 would take up 3 feet. As time went on and records started to phase out, collectors started to focus on 33rpm lps. But it’s the same music as on the regular lp.
The mastering, access to the original tape, quality of the pressing factory, etc.
However, 33 1/3 records proved adequate for the most demanding recordings and the response was actually extended out to 40 khz in the 1970s to produce the discrete 4 channel cd 4 system. Yes, the groove still slows down as it moves inward, but the effects are greatly reduced. 33, 45, and 78 today. The 33 did not make any real impact on the consumer market until 1948.
45rpm may not sound as good as 33rpm because 45rpm grooves are more compressed than 33rpm so that you can fit more music onto disc however i haven't really noticed a difference myself.
They are often part of audiophile pressings or special releases. Manoli shows the difference between 33 1/3 and 45 rpm on a thorens td 160! The culture behind the 7 inch 45s and 12 inch 45rpm singles (or maxi singles) is a whole different story. Now, at 45 rpm's the same audio will take up a foot and a half since its traveling faster.
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In reality, of course, the speed didn’t make any difference. For this reason, it is not uncommon to hear a 45 rpm reissued after the original 33 rpm sounds worse. Indeed, even if the physics says otherwise, there are other factors to consider: The main thing that i find affects sound quality is how thick the vinyl and how deep the grooves are cut.
But it didn’t discontinue the 45.
Instead, it spent $5 million advertising 45 rpm as the preferred speed for popular music. As consumers became accustomed to the convenience of listening to an entire album without stopping, 45s and 78s fell out of style. One side is the original single edit, playing at 45. The 45 speed is inherently superior to 33 1/3 in its capability for extended frequency response.
Below, we will examine the playing times of the three standard vinyl records when played at both 33 ⅓ and 45 rpm.
At this time, columbia records began selling a 33 system. One minute of audio takes up one foot at 33 rpm's. This gives you a 35% increase in groove velocity at any point on the disk, which is a huge advantage. These are rarely in circulation and are very rare to find.
In short, a 45 rpm record sounds better than a 33 rpm 80% of.
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