In yesterday’s post on compromise, I laid out the differences between the two main types of phono cartridges, moving coil, and magnet.
It didn’t take long for my mailbox to fill with a host of emails reminding me of just how many phono cartridge types I didn’t include. Lord have mercy, I had forgotten.
There are 5 basic types of phono cartridge: magnetic, dynamic, piezo-electric, capacitive, and strain gauge. If you are truly interested in researching all these types, there’s a well-written article in Enjoy The Music you can read up on by going here.
Over the last 120 years or so that we’ve been playing records, thousands upon thousands of bright innovative people have lent their collective hands to the task of making a better sounding source of music.
This very much inspires me.
If you’re reading this post you’re as much invested in music’s reproduction as those that have come before. Maybe you haven’t dedicated your life to engineering reproduction’s betterment, but it’s your interest that keeps it alive.
Cheers to everyone that cares about music.