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The Phonocut

Discussion in 'audio' started by Ali T, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Ali T

    Ali T pfm Member

  2. matteo.renesto

    matteo.renesto Only '80's

    How does it work?
  3. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    If his disk-o-mat is anything to go by I'll not hold my breath.
    narabdela likes this.
  4. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    Interesting, but the website blurb intimates the machine is already produced whilst the photo says 'our vision of...' and the FAQ link leads nowhere.

    This another MDAC 2?
  5. S-Man

    S-Man Kinkless Tetrode Admirer

    Brilliant. You could record all your downloads & CDs to vinyl.
    Cure all that "perfect digital sound forever" forever.
    Arkless Electronics likes this.
  6. simon g

    simon g Grumpy Old Man

    Nothing new. In my far off youth there were booths that would record you on to a 45 instantly.
  7. Werner

    Werner pfm Member

  8. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

  9. George J

    George J Herefordshire member

    If a cutting head can make a lateral transit of then record while cutting the groove, why don't tonearms do the same by now while tracking the groove?

    A lot would be solved with lateral tracking tonearms.

    Best wishes from George
  10. Jim Audiomisc

    Jim Audiomisc pfm Member

    The cutter cuts as it goes, defining the rate of inward spiral, usually varying this with loudness.

    The replay arm has to follow the variations in the radius and change in radial rate *without* applying more than a tiny force to the groove. If it applies more than a tiny amount, it will 'cut a new groove' rather than follow the one already on the disc.

    Thus 'linear tracking' systems for replay have to operate with a *very* delicate sensitivity to following the existing groove. Whereas the cutter simply ploughs where it decides over a blank start surface.

    Linear tracking has been done for replay. But it isn't easy (read cheap and unfussy).
  11. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

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