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Post subject: Why are ARP Motown 45's terrible?  PostPosted: Nov 24, 2013 - 03:53 PM
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I read this somewhere, and i can agree with that. A lot of the Motown singles pressed at ARP i have come across are in bad shape, and they also sound terrible.

I was just wondering if there was any technical reason for this.

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Post subject: RE: Why are ARP Motown 45  PostPosted: Nov 25, 2013 - 06:46 AM
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ARP = American Record Pressing. FWIW, the factory, which was located at Owosso, Michigan, was destroyed by a fire in Oct 1972.
 
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Post subject: RE: Why are ARP Motown 45  PostPosted: Mar 31, 2014 - 06:54 PM
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Yes, ARP pressings tend to sound hissy, especially before and after the song plays. A lot of those records were mastered loud, so it usually drowns out the surface noise.
 
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Pressed on sytrene instead of vinyl?
 
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All the ARP pressings that I have come across (admittedly only a couple dozen or less) are vinyl pressings.
 
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