Let's see -- were any of the above damning with faint praise? Perhaps
some of them hedged their bets against being shutout of RCA freebees by
careful parsing of their words:
>>> Conrad L. Osborne -- High Fidelity
>>> "... the sound has a freshness and lift that bar
>>> any possibility of listening fatigue."
Translation: It sounds so bad that you'll turn it off much quicker than
you could ever tire of it
>>> Dean Wallace -- San Francisco Chronicle
>>> "The result can be heard by anyone with even a
>>> moderately decent phonograph ..."
Translation: It's so bad, even you can tell the difference.
>>> Durwood McAlister -- Atlanta Journal
>>> "... most important, I think, and most significant,
>>> is the fact that the innovations offered by the RCA
>>> process are beneficial to owners of less-expensive
>>> record players."
Translation: You've got to have pretty bad equipment for this to sound
>>> Arthur Bloomfield -- San Francisco New-Call Bulletin
>>> "His master is in better voice
Translation: in better voice than Dynagroove
>>> ... Incidentally,
>>> there is nothing so radical about Dynagroove that
>>> new equipment is needed."
Translation: Better equipment will only sound worse.
All the rest sold their souls...