I am new to the forum and I came across Diamond disc records at a local auction. I would like to know where I can get inner sleeves for them. I called a local record store and they said try Bags Unlimited.
There website has sleeves for 78 RPM 10" Records, will these work? How should they be stored on there side or stacked horizontal. What can I use to play them?
I saw one video online where a user was using a Audio Technic AT PL 120.
Post by lucius1958 on Mar 14, 2018 23:14:13 GMT -5
I have found that some 10" sleeves will split when you try to fit a DD in them. The "Disc-O-Phile" sleeves from Kurt Nauck may work better, but they are rather expensive. I haven't tried Bags Unlimited.
As for storage, they should definitely be stored upright, although they are less susceptible to breakage than regular 78s.
For playback, you could get an Edison DD Phonograph (make sure that the stylus is good); or you can play them on a modern turntable, if you rewire the cartridge for vertical input, and use an appropriately sized stylus. Also, get a turntable with pitch control, so you can adjust the speed to 80 rpm.
Yes, the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB is a good player with standard speeds of 33-45-78. It also has variable pitch control that allows to adjust each of these speeds up to 20% up or down, so the 80rpm for Edison DDs works just fine. A regular LP stylus also works for DDs, but as mentioned before, the cartridge has to be rewired for vertical input. This thread on the Talking Machine Forum discusses different options in detail: forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7302