|These recordings were all created with the ACT Reproduction System connected to a laptop computer. All recordings are in RealAudio format. Click on the title to begin streaming playback.|
|Get Out and Get Under||Billy Murray||Edison Blue Amberol #2194|
|Silver Bells||Ada Jones & Billy Murray||Edison Blue Amberol #1524|
|Are You Coming Out Tonight Mary Ann?||Billy Murray||Edison Black Wax #9395|
Pretty amazing, huh? Although these sound pretty good, the RealAudio compression does reduce the audio quality (it does, after all, produce a 20:1 compression ratio!). For that reason, we are offering an audio Compact Disc with these, as well as several other cylinder recordings that we feel best demonstrate the capabilities of the ACT system. The CD also has a demonstration track which shows the quality of the ACT reproduction compared to the "microphone in front of the horn" technique, as well as before and after comparisons with the noise-reduction feature of the preamp. Some computer-based editing techniques (digitally removing cracks, splits, etc.) are also demonstrated.
The CD is available for $10, plus 2$ shipping anywhere in the Continental U.S. (foreign orders email for info). Hey, this is what some people charge for a tape of common 78's recorded from a Victrola using the mic-in-horn technique!
530 Walnut St., Suite 307
Philadelphia PA 19106
|Stylus Pressure:||Approximately 5-7 grams|
|Output Voltage:||Approximately 5.5mv|
|Styli Included:||3 mil sapphire for Wax Amberol, Blue Amberol and 4 minute Indestructible Records|
5.5 mil sapphire for 2-minute wax and Indestructable records
Optional - 2.7 mil Diamond for Blue Amberol/Indestructible only (when available)
|Preamp:||Included for simple demonstration and connection to receiver, tape recorder or other line-level inputs.|
"Phono" inputs should be avoided due to undesireable RIAA curve compensation.
(Reproducer may be connected directly to many mic inputs without preamplifier)
|Also Included:||Instruction manual|
9-volt battery (for preamp)
|All Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice|
|The cost of the complete ACT/2 Reproduction System as described above is $285, plus $10 shipping ($45 for the optional 2.7 mil Diamond stylus, when available. Please inquire first, before sending payment for it). Payment may be made via personal or cashiers check, money order, or Bettini Cylinders. Send payment to:|
530 Walnut St., Suite 307
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Due to the immediate and overwhelming success of the ACT/2 Reproduction System, please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.