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You send us your Edison Diamond Disc Records and we do the rest.

If you have rare Edison Diamond Disc Records we can transfer them for you!

Audio Conservation can transfer, digitize and convert your Edison disc records to new modern digital formats and preserve them for future generations. Edison Diamond Disc Records are vertical cut “hill-and-dale” type records and play at 80 RPM’s. They are not the same as the common shellac 78 and can’t be played using the same 3 mil conical styli.

We digitize all records to uncompressed AIF/AIFF  16/44.1K audio files, however we can transfer to nearly any professional audio format upon request at no additional charge.

$34.99

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The Edison Diamond Disc Record

The Edison Diamond Disc Record was a type of phonograph record first introduced by the Thomas Edison company in 1912 and produced until 1929. It was made of a hard, durable material called Condensite which consisted of a thin coating of a phenolic resin virtually identical to Bakelite on a core of compressed wood flour. The records were close to 1/4″ thick, much thicker than the popular 78 rpm shellac record.

The Edison Diamond Disc Record had several advantages over other cylinder style phonograph records of the time. The main advantage was that it played at a slower speed of 80 rpm, which allowed for longer playing time and better sound quality. Additionally, the groove on the record was wider and deeper, which allowed for a more precise reproduction of sound.

Another unique feature of the Edison Diamond Disc Record was its use of vertical recording, rather than the lateral recording used by other phonograph records. This meant that the stylus moved up and down rather than side to side, which resulted in a distinct and unique sound quality.

The Edison Diamond Disc Record was expensive, both to produce and to purchase. The phonographs that could play them were also expensive and not as widely available as other types of phonographs. Additionally, the use of vertical recording made it incompatible with other types of phonographs.

Despite these drawbacks, the Edison Diamond Disc Record was popular among audiophiles and collectors of the time. It was particularly prized for its superior sound quality, and many recordings of classical music and opera were made exclusively on Edison Diamond Disc Records.

The popularity of the Edison Diamond Disc Record began to decline in the 1920s, as newer technologies like electrical recording and the 78 rpm shellac record emerged. The last Edison Diamond Disc Record was produced in 1929, and the company discontinued the format shortly thereafter. Today, Edison Diamond Disc Records are sought after by collectors and remain an important part of the history of recorded sound.

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  • Add Your Media Type & Quantity To The Cart, Choose Your Return Shipping Method & Complete Checkout
  • You Will Receive A Receipt Which Also Includes Our Mailing Address
  • Carefully Package & Ship Your Media To Us, We Recommend USPS Priority Or Media Mail (Both Provide Free Tracking). If You Need Help With Packaging Please Contact Us.
  • We Will Log, Assess & Transfer Your Media & Contact You If There Are Any Issues.
  • Your Media & New Digital Transfers Are Shipped Back To You And A Tracking Number Is Provided
Julie Thomas
Julie Thomas
Sean guided me through the process of getting my grandfather’s home-recorded 78 from WWII transferred to an audio file. It sounds amazing. I had no idea anything could be done with it!! This is so meaningful to me and my family.
B E Meloy
B E Meloy
Had a 1/4" tape from 1968 digitalized by Audio Conservation. It was a personal tape message from a friend to family members while onboard DDG-851, USS Rupert. It was not stored well nor in great shape but Audio Conservation was able to restore it and provide high quality aiff files for our archives. Greatly appreciate the fast turnaround and friendly service.
Steven Gray
Steven Gray
Audio Conservation was very easy to work with. I found their website, created an account and booked a service for a pretty old 1/4" Reel tape that I wanted to have digitized; I opted for the Cloud Storage. Communication with them was always quick; I sent off the tape to them, got a confirmation, they answered my questions. I got the email with the Cloud folder, easily downloaded the files, and the original tape was returned to me. The results were better than I might have expected from such an old tape. I am very happy to recommend them.
Colin W. K.
Colin W. K.
Worth every penny!! I sent a rare German LP of Billy Joel's debut album from the early '70s to Audio Conservation a few months ago so it could get digitally restored. Sean did a magnificent job keeping his restoration work non-destructive and I genuinely couldn't be happier!
Christa Abraham Davis
Christa Abraham Davis
Audio Conservation did a wonderful job handling 80 year old home made records from around WWII. We got to hear my Great Uncle's voice who was KIA. It was such a gift to my family and especially his sister. Listening to the original and then listening to Sean's restored version was like night and day. He's a very skilled audio engineer and was able to clean up so much of the extra noise to make the voices clear. We will definitely be using Audio Conservation for any future projects!
Sherri Heckendorn
Sherri Heckendorn
It was wonderful to hear those voices again! I was taken back to a time that seems like a lifetime ago. Such a quick and easy process. I was nervous about letting those obsolete, old tapes out of my sight but I shouldn’t have been. Everything went perfectly and now I can share them with others. I am so glad I found this place!
Katherine Van Acker
Katherine Van Acker
I sent in two mini reel to reel tapes that belonged to a friend. She thought they might have audio on them of her long deceased brother who died tragically very young. I did not hold any hope. Sean did it! He said "I believe your tapes were originally recorded on a small portable rim drive reel to reel machine. Rim drive tapes are difficult to transfer because the speed is variable and constantly changing. I managed to correct the speed changes and capture the tapes correctly." I'm very pleased and highly recommend this service.
MEMORYMEDIA
MEMORYMEDIA
Thoughtful, patient and detailed professionalism! Audio Conservation did an amazing job restoring our vinyl recordings. Highly recommended!
Costa
Costa
I sent a couple of 8 track ADATs to Sean and he went above and beyond to overcome some weird encoding issues and get the WAVs just right. Extra time and effort wan spend without any extra fee. (and his base fee was very competitive). You can tell he's passionate about his service and it was awesome. Highly recommended.
Kevin Spear
Kevin Spear
Sean was very prompt! He reached out to make sure everything went smooth. Results of transferring ADAT tapes from the early 90s was perfect!