Lathe cut records don't sound noisy and hollow.
Embossed lathe cut records that have been recorded on polycarbonate sheets of plastic for many years since the 1980's, most definitely, have earned a bad reputation since, because they were always embossed with a tungsten carbide stylus. Many have tried over the years different techniques to improve embossing, by using, Turtle wax, furniture polish, lighter fluid, motor oil, DW40, But I don't use any of that, I emboss dry, and works great.
If recorded at a louder volume it will cause the record to skip randomly, this the average level of a microgroove LP recorded at 33-1/3 rpm. Occasionally some copies may have a few seconds of noise at random times but generally 90 percent of them will sound fine. The music on an embossed record is slightly lower in volume.
Anti-skating and tone arm counter weight adjustment is critical for a embossed lathe cut to TRACK properly.
10" and 12" Lp's, I don't recommend, because of noise build-up in the embossing process in recording long cuts of 10 minutes or more. No guarantee there will be no intermittent surface noise.
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