THE GREAT MULLARD MAGIC BLOG — STYLUS WEAR
HOW LONG DOES YOUR KOETSU BLACK STYLUS LAST, HOW DOES IT WEAR AND HOW CAN IT BE CLEANED?
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A stylus tip will touch the record groove walls at only two points. The entire weight of the stylus and the structure which holds it is concentrated at these two microscopically small points. The pressure is significant at approximately 2200 psi with tracking force having a slight effect too. This is about the same pressure that a professional pressure washer generates. Just think, the same pressure that cleans your patio is applied to your precious records each time you play them - pretty good huh? In reality, the walls of the record grooves see this pressure application only for...