LSC-2238 – It’s Classic But It’s Good ~ RCA Victor Symphony, Bennett

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Frank Piampiano October 21, 2016 at 8:20 am

On a classical Red Seal Label and the cover does not have the words Living Stereo but the record says DYNOGROOVE and the word Stereo,also the number of the album is LSC is this a LIVING STEREO RECORD? or does it has to say LIVING STEREO?


John Skoda October 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Dynagroove came after Living Stereo, so mostly if it’s Dynagroove, it’s not part of the Living Stereo series. Although I believe there were a few in between that were both.


David November 11, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Help, I have a lsc-2201 which the sleeve is spot on 1958 all details right, matrix is true but label is not shaded dog of late 50’s. it is RCA label is red with white RCA going twelve to six o’clock I couldn’t find it Discogs. The runout is true but label is off. Do I have a sleeve and record mismatch? Ty


James Bevan February 11, 2017 at 10:07 am

Living Stereo (debuting in 1958) was a recording technique which utilized (in it’s maturity) 1/2″ tape and 3 mikes. Dynagroove was a controversial backend process that changed the dynamic range during the LP cutting phase — it had nothing to do with the recording phase. The recording techniques used for Living Stereo carried on long after “Living Stereo” was dropped from sleeve covers. You will note that in Sony’s republishing of early RCA albums, they have used the Living Stereo moniker on CD’s…but not the dynagroove (except when the CD cover was a literal photograph of the original LP cover). Dynagroove is unnecessary in the CD world and was VERY unpopular with the critics when it emerged in 1962. It was a form of dynamic compression particularly of the grooves closest to the center of the record. The “dyna” (dynamic) part means that the compression was continuously adjusted as the cutting lathe got closer to the center. Thus the dynamic range was changing across the entire record surface “dynamically.”