Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Transcription Mystery Disc #111

This is a Wilcox Gay Recordio with no markings whatsoever. It starts at the outside edge and spins at approximately 78 rpm, but in all honesty that speed sounds a tad fast. One side is in worse shape than the other but I spliced them together anyway. I applied a mild high-pass filter because the source audio was muddy enough to make it difficult to understand speech. Playback was best with a 0.7mil. The standard 2.5 78 stylus produced a waveform of mud.

The occasion appears to be a birthday party, a fathers voice is clear and he is the recording engineer and I use the term loosely. There is a younger sibling who would not be intelligible even with pristine audio. From the talk it's clear that grandma is there too. Phonozoic calls this the Wilcox-Gay Recordio Type 3A variant 2.