By Lori Spencer

Most consumer-grade turntables on the market today will only play 45 and 33 rpm records, leaving 78 rpm enthusiasts without a way to listen to their prized collections. It is entirely possible to record 78 rpm records to a digital format using the 45 rpm speed on your turntable, then convert to the correct speed using audio software.

Free software such as Audacity and WavePad will automatically correct the speed with a few clicks of the mouse. The conversion speed can also be adjusted manually to accommodate early 20th century recordings, which often were recorded from 70 to 90 rpms…


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