Stylus selection for modern vs vintage LP's and 45's

FAQ #3179 Updated September 06, 2017

Question:

Is there a different stylus size/shape recommended for modern LP's and 45's (1970's to current) versus older ones? Is there a difference for stereo versus mono?

Answer:

Is there a different stylus size/shape recommended for modern LP's and 45's (1970's to current) versus older ones?
* No.

Is there a difference for stereo versus mono?
* No.

* Transfer labs, like Sony Records, has different sizes and shapes of styli as each ride in a different part of the groove. The determining factor of which stylus to use is....the human ear. The lab uses the stylus that sounds the best.

* There is a reference text available from James Powell; phone 269-327-8340. The text is: "The Audiophile's Guide to 78 RPM, Transcription, and Microgroove Recordings."

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