I second the reccomendation for RYM - Rateyourmusic.com. I use that for my LP's and CDs. The format of the site is laid out for albums, not singles. For singles 45cat is far superior. They have quite a few 78's listed also. I'm listing my 78s on there until there is a 78cat.
Maybe he's lazy, maybe he's slow Joined: Jan 2011 Posts: 5079 Moderator
It's time for a CD singles site for the younger ones
How kind of you Pomegranate - I love the CD and I love singles, would welcome a CDcat. I like your suggestion mocyoung, but of course the rpm is variable, the CD track speed being constant at 1.2m/s - oh aren't pedants a bore! do you remember the Viz character Mr. Logic, who would get into pedantic arguments with people who just didn't get it and would end up punching him in the face..
My name is nobody. Joined: Jan 2008 Posts: 765 Administrator
Had to Google that. Today I learned from Wikipedia:
Audio CD players read their discs at a constant 150 kB/s and thus must vary the disc's rotational speed from around 500 rpm (actually 8 Hz), when reading at the innermost edge, to 200 rpm (actually 3.5 Hz) at the outer edge
When in doubt.......accelerate........ Joined: Dec 2010 Posts: 3527
Dr Doom wrote:
. Did 8 Track singles exist ?
....no Whyperion, 8 Track singles did not exist, only albums.
I had back in 1971 or 1972 an 8 track Voxson player in my old Daimler, and at home I had an Akai CR-80D 8 track recorder, I never did things by halves.
The 8 track system, also known as slot stereo, was a tape loop within a plastic shell, which of course only played one way, typically 10 minutes long.
The playback head only moved in one position, 1-2-3-4, with position 1 (two track stereo), position 2 (two track stereo), and so on, to achieve roughly 40 minutes total. Fast forward was not available, and as the tape played at twice the speed of cassettes, wow and flutter was not a problem.
To listen to Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower, on the 8 track Voxson in my Daimler, with four speakers, at full chat, was very much like the scene in "Wayne's World", where they bounce around in the car to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"........lol.
Not one to upload to , but I need to put a link in for another database that I use for cross-checking ( not that it can be guaranteed to be accurate if a label scan shows otherwise ) - problem is I have forgotton site name , so will fill it in here later.
Meanwhile this might be of interest to those finding obscure USA 45s