[78-L] Needle size cart?

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Sat Apr 16 20:19:23 PDT 2011

On 4/16/2011 11:09 PM, Mark Bardenwerper wrote:
> On 4/16/2011 9:25, Jeff Lichtman wrote:
>>> Why so small, when typically, or I have been told, Pathes have a wide
>>> shallow groove?
>>> joe salerno
>> Yes, Pathe grooves are wide and shallow. The problem with playing a
>> vertical Pathe with a modern stylus is keeping it from climbing out
>> of the groove. A small stylus rides lower in the groove so skating
>> forces are less likely to make it climb out. Also, the smaller
>> contact area may result in a lower skating force.
> Seems as if the needle literally wants to leap right out. I read the
> raising the tracking force to max helps. I'll wager a stereo crystal
> would be favorable in this situation because of the higher tracking
> forces possible.
Actually the 2.0 mil TE I recommended works just fine without additional 
tracking force (in other words, I leave the dime off the headshell).


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