Author Topic: 16 2/3rmp records  (Read 228 times)

Offline kritzingerf

16 2/3rmp records
« on: January 08, 2020, 01:57:12 PM »
Hi Guys and girls,

I have recently come into posession of a small collection of vinyl, and amongs them, I found a single RCA Victor recording at 16 2/3rmp.  It is a late 1960s 'dance' album, "Dance Party A Go-Go"

From what I gathered, the 16 2/3rpm 12" was not very popular, mainly being used for recorder speach type material.  South Africa was one of the few places where this had moderate success

Question is, is there any interest in the record and any value?

The vinyl seems to be in very good condition, with no visible scratches or damage, but there does seam to be a couple of finger prints on it.  The cover is good.  See attached images...






I can not comment on sound quality or how good the records actually is, since I have no 16 2/3rmp capable players...

I placed this here, as it is not technically a 'for sale' post...  but MODS, if you feels it should rather be, then please do move it...

regards

Francois


Offline Steerpike

Re: 16 2/3rmp records
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 12:58:29 PM »
I sort of collect 16s just because they are uncommon and I had an obsession with the 4 speeds since I was about 9 - feeling compelled to use all 4 equally!  I've managed to acquire about 8 music  16s pm far.

The audio is not very good, even on a great turntable. Very compressed,  no bass  although the treble is not totally lacking.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2020, 01:02:25 PM by Steerpike »

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Re: 16 2/3rmp records
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 01:54:27 PM »
I think I have a couple of speech LPs at 16, shame they couldn't sort the quality for music as it's great for lazy people.
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Offline Rockit

Re: 16 2/3rmp records
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 02:07:38 PM »
Long live 12" 45rpm for music!

Offline Steerpike

Re: 16 2/3rmp records
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 01:15:08 AM »
I think I have a couple of speech LPs at 16, shame they couldn't sort the quality for music as it's great for lazy people.

They are really no worse than the current line up of twangy sound bars and Crosleys.