Sequoia225 wrote:?..Now for yet ANOTHER question....
My grandfather long ago had left his old vinyl with me. These are 78s.
How do I best go about playing those? I dont see many of these turntables with that option.
Strictly speaking, most 78s are shellac, not vinyl. Don't clean them with anything containing alcohol!
) does mods for the 1200 that include a 78 RPM option. You'll need a separate stylus for the wider groove. Or, a lot of folks use a second player just for 78s, often a classic Dual or Garrard, etc.
Also, no 78s used the now-standard RIAA equalization, which was adopted in the late 1950s. There were dozens if not hundreds of different curves used. If you just want to hear the music, most will sound "OK" with RIAA but, if you want to do any serious archiving, or try to get the most accurate reproduction, you'll want to get some kind of equalizer to compensate for the various curves. There is plenty of info on this and other forums if you're so inclined.