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

Hi John,

I think you have presented the case for elliptical and line contact styli.

The question remains: If both a conical 78 styli and one made for Lps are intended for a 90 degree groove in the record why won't the 78 stylus just ride higher in the the groove of an Lp with the part in the groove essentially identical?

By the way Esoteric Sound has elliptical styli for 78s and they provide sound samples comparing them to conical styli. They almost have me reaching for the plastic.


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