Know your moving magnets from your moving coils with our comprehensive introduction to cartridges. The signal produced by this process gets sent down the wires in the arm to an amplifier that equalises and boosts it to a level where it can be sent through another amplifier and into the speaker. The cartridge has a tricky job because it has to turn a mechanical movement into an electrical signal, it does the opposite of a loudspeaker which turns a signal into vibrations in the air. Both are types of transducer.
Turntable cartridges — the stylus, also known as a needle, in particular — wear down through use. Eventually, these parts must be replaced to maintain top sonic performance, especially if you have one of the best turntables available. Periodically changing the stylus will also help preserve the integrity of your growing collection of vinyl records , which can become scratched or damaged from needles played out past the recommended lifespan. And while your turntable cartridge may be in great working condition, you can still opt for a newer, better-performing upgrade. There are many choices, but the selection is made simpler by understanding some turntable basics. Although they work together as a precision instrument, a turntable cartridge and stylus are considered two separate parts.
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There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Electronics company Technics started more than 50 years ago in Osaka, Japan. With its parent company Panasonic Corporation, it manufactures and sells audio products such as turntables, amps, speakers, and turntable needles or styluses across global markets. The needle is part of the Technics turntable system.