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RE: 78 rpm stylus for 33 rpm records? Can it hurt?

Try it and see what happens. If it stays in the groove, my guess is that it will not reproduce high frequencies very well. Of course, if you're an old person and you can't hear past 10-kHz, it might sound okay to you. I think you'll just have to try it and see what happens.

Another problem is that 78-rpm cartridges track at very heavy tracking forces. Therefore, it might wear down the grooves much faster than the correct 33-rpm cartridge.

Good luck,
John Elison


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