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RE: An even bigger influence...

>Do you remember when Moncrieff came up with the idea that he could
>thoroughly test phono cartridges by dropping the stylus on a sheet of glass
>and then doing an FFT of the output?

It's not a bad idea, except that it doesn't account for the effect of the vinyl
groove walls on the behavior. Years ago, Russ Andrews in the UK pointed
out to me that the "plop" sound when you drop the stylus in the groove
does characterize the phono cartridge's performance, though in a somewhat
uncontrolled way. I have analyzed a lot of these over the years.

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

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