Previously, previously, previously.
Maybe they meant two singles? But even 7" 45s were four and half minutes long, so it should have been nine minutes. Oh course, that was the max, most songs were pretty close to three minutes long. My bet is that it played two songs which was roughly six minutes. At least I hope it didn't cut off the end of the second song.
Most 78s are about 3 minutes a side, so that's probably what they're referring to.
I read that as "six minutes of contentious music" and thought it sounded interesting.
Oh, it cut songs. It's not a DAP made to intercut 32 versions of Dazs Gotterdammerung, and it wasn't mechanized enough to just ship with the first 2 notes (that would be the first 6 minutes' payload for that Opera?)
f/(630^2) should be good enough for anyone. Stop down, set dress Z0, drop far-field chromatic aberration. Sorry, next thread....
Industrial design damage, or sincerely the most patience any player or musician had for the notion? This was the EE future that wanted to sell us (before and after the fact) DJ Herc. by the feature-minute. We're missing all the A-B tests of headphone/hairdriers with sequencers, square-root faders, oscillator banks with theremin setting patches and whatever made for cheap PLLs then. Little magnetic drums or dimagnetic ribbon, whatever had no patent. Warhol must have commissioned a couple dozen.
Meth, just say no.
Late to the party as usual, but.
That's the money-maker end of a Phonette system: Billboard, March 2, 1946