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 Post subject: Platinum disc
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2015, 05:03 
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Hello! I found on the Internet two platinum presentation discs:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLEARANCE-ABBA-AGNETHA-FALTSKOG-The-Heat-Is-On-PLATINUM-DISC-PRESENTATION-/171871865573?hash=item28045c8ae5
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLEARANCE-ABBA-AGNETHA-FALTSKOG-Cant-Shake-Loose-PLATINUM-DISC-PRESENTATION-/171871865578?hash=item28045c8aea

How can be played? With a classic turntable? It requires something different?
How is the quality?


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 Post subject: Re: Platinum disc
PostPosted: 29 Jul 2015, 20:32 
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Hi, A curious question as the disks are designed for show mostly. But assuming it was a real disk to start with the un-coated side might be playable. If they coated both sides I would be suspicious that it is not playable. The disk is a 7 inch 45 RPM one so it would need to be played on a turntable that can do that. Most likely if it is playable at all I would use a stylus that was expendable as it is possible that the coating would damage it. An inexpensive AT cartridge (several are in the $30-50 range) with probably an elliptical stylus would be my choice. Play once to record it to digital or analog media and then just leave it as a show piece.

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 Post subject: Re: Platinum disc
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I have heard stories of artists who took their own presentation albums, gold / platinum, and tried to play them, only to discover there was either nothing on the album or some bizarre old song that the album manufacturer used to test equipment. Even if it is playable, it may not be what the label actually says.

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 Post subject: Re: Platinum disc
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Thanks for the ideas (advices)!


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