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Old 13th Sep 2019, 7:47 am   #11
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Default Re: Question on Recording speeds

Originally Posted by emeritus View Post
Interesting that the first reproducers used a "semi-permanent" 0.001" tipped lapped steel stylus. I guess they may have been over-optimistic about the amount of wear that a vinyl record would cause.
Also interesting that at that time a sapphire stylus was regarded as permanent. Certainly Garrard regarded it so in their miniature high fidelity magnetic pickup from the 1940s. If the stylus was worn or damaged, the whole head had to be returned to the Garrard factory.

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