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Why are vinyl RPM and tape speed the way they are?

Emile Berliner created the first vinyl player with an electric motor, in 1888, which just happened to run at 3,600 rpm. That made the disc run close to 78rpm, allowing about 5 mins of play per record. ...
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Why are vinyl RPM and tape speed the way they are?

According to a Wikipedia article that has no citation listed for this fact: Tape recording first became common enough for the issue of compatibility between tape deck manufacturers to become an issue ...
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