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In the mid '70s is when RCA's vinyl quality dropped through the floor.
Their Dyna-flex crap, paper thin. The RCA vinyl from the '50s, '60s were much better. I have a few Mobile Fidelity platters and they are equally as thin as the Dyna-flex.
On the other hand the mixing during the '70s was generally much better than the '60s. I have some '60s patters that are the infamous "hole in the middle recordings"; or recordings that do provide 3-channel sound, but with all the instrumentation coming from only one channel (music~Left; lead singer~center; background singers~right). Not even close to providing a full soundstage. Since when did all the musicians stand inside a 3 ft circle?
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