This is not something to chuckle over. This is something to cry over. Limiting the number of pressings on each set of stampers is very important to good, quiet surfaces. The condenser mics mentioned are some of the best. Telefunken mics are actually Neumann. The Ampex 300 (vacuum tube) tape machine is one of the finest ever made. Scully lathes with Westrex cutters (Westrex is Western Electric, the inventor of the 300B tube) are state of the art. As far as the rolloff goes, that's what the RIAA curve does. One of the functions of a phono preamp is to "undo" the RIAA rolloff. All vinyl records have the same rolloff. So in answer to your question "did they know something back then that we don't know today"? Yes. Lot's of stuff. Tragic.
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