First of all, a great big "Thank you!" to everyone who made a preorder of the new Korf Tonearm
. If you did, you should have a preorder confirmation in your inbox by now. Please write me if you haven't received one. If you didn't preorder, the next opportunity to do so will be in Q2 2022, once the first batch is shipped.
Our friends and partners at The Supersense
have also released something revolutionary — amazing music from the Universal archive, cut directly on acetate lacquer
. They were issuing direct cut lacquers before, but this is the first time they could do their magic with the tapes from a major label.
This limited series created a lot of excitement and a bit of a controversy
. Some experts jumped at an opportunity to point out that these directly cut acetate discs are incredibly fragile and are only good for a few plays. How do they know? Apparently, it's "common knowledge".
Shall we look a bit closer at this "common knowledge"?