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Re: Multichannel audio listening

On 09/03/18 15:20, Doug wrote:
> On 03/08/2018 03:43 PM, Don Armstrong wrote:
>> On Thu, 08 Mar 2018, Doug wrote:
>>> Somewhat off topic, but I'd like to know, if anyone reading here does,
>>> what to do with a phono player that has four-channel output: Four RCA
>>> jacks in the familiar red and black colors. I know there were for a
>>> short time four-channel disks, but I only have a modern stereo input
>>> amplifier. I believe that the original intent was to have two speakers
>>> in front of you, and two speakers behind you. And of course, I only
>>> have stereo (2-channel) recordings. Anyone know what to do with these
>>> outputs?
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadraphonic_sound
>> Basically, unless you have quadraphonic vinyl, and the right stylus for
>> the quadraphonic mode, you probably don't care about the rear channels.
>> [And really, you probably want a better turntable and stylus anyway.]
> I appreciate the response. I actually have a better turntable, but it
> doesn't play
> 78 RPM records, nor does it drop them--the 4-channel device is a changer.
> Most of the time, I am perfectly happy with my AR turntable, but I do
> have a
> few 78s kicking around, and some less-critical 33⅓s that I would be
> willing to drop.
> One gets badly spoiled by media that will play for a half hour or more!
> I will play with the output ports. I suspect that the machine does have a
> quad pickup, and I will think about finding a stereo cartridge and
> replacing
> what's there, assuming one can still buy a magnetic stereo cartridge!

Remember of course that 78s have a different shape groove, so you don't
want to use a normal stylus on them. Or a 78 stylus on anything else,
for that matter.


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