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Audio fundamentals. The matching myth. Part 2. Optimum loading and magnetic phono cartridges.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1973 [Dec 1973] (v.4#1) pg. 22

Audio fundamentals. Equalization for phono replay.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1973 [Jul 1974] (v.4#3) pg. 18
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1974 [Feb 1975] (v.5#3) pg. 33

Observations on the effects of ambient temperature on magnetic phono cartridges.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1973 [Aug 1974] (v.4#4) pg. 18

Grounding a Philips 412 phono cartridge so that it doesn't snap and pop or collect a lot of dust on the stylus.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1975 [Jun 1975] (v.6#1) pg. 29

Tip on quieting static snaps when using the Shure Type III cartridge.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1976 [Jul 1976] (v.7#2) pg. 26

Transient response (a do-it-yourself clinic). Practical solutions for your system to make recorded music sound more like live music. Looks at cartridge, preamp, amplifier, speakers, etc.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1977 [May 1977] (v.8#2) pg. 12

Component interfaces. Part 1. Phono cartridge interface with the preamp.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1978 [Mar 1978] (v.9#1) pg. 40

Selectable phono input capacitance. An outboard device to vary the capacitance when matching cartridges to tone arms and preamp input sections.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1980 [Mar 1980] (v.11#2) pg. 34

Simple technique for setting up a stereo pickup cartridge's vertical azimuth.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1980 [Nov 1980] (v.11#4) pg. 54

De-ringing transformers in your audio system. A simple way to make moving coil transformers behave.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1981 [Jun 1981] (v.12#3) pg. 22
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1982 [Jan 1982] (v.13#1) pg. 53, 57
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1982 [May 1982] (v.13#2) pg. 55
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1982 [Oct 1982] (v.13#4) pg. 55
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1983 [Jun 1983] (v.14#2) pg. 58

A pre-preamp for moving coil cartridges boosts their low output voltage before being connected to the preamplifier.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1982 [Jan 1982] (v.13#1) pg. 7
Correction AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1982 [May 1982] (v.13#2) pg. 50

Improve the sound of the Sonus Blue or Red cartridges by judicious application of "Mortite".
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1982 [May 1982] (v.13#2) pg. 40

A moving coil step-up transformer for use with a low output moving coil phono cartridge. The gain is switch selectable and the input and output circuits can either be isolated or connected together as an auto-transformer.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1983 [Jun 1983] (v.14#2) pg. 7
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1983 [Nov 1983] (v.14#4) pg. 58
Correction AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1984 [May 1984] (v.15#2) pg. 50

Who has the perfect tip? An essay on research into the factors involved in the stylus-to-groove relationship and development of a new shape for stylus tips.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1983 [Nov 1983] (v.14#4) pg. 23

Alignment of a line contact (LC) stylus is made easier with a simple cardboard gauge.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1986 [May 1986] (v.17#2) pg. 39

Tips to improve the operation of Grace F-9 series moving-coil cartridges.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1987 [Nov 1987] (v.18#4) pg. 45

Old wheels and the RIAA. Circuit for a precision RIAA/EIC tester based on the mathematics of Stanley Lipshitz is used to test phono cartridges.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 1/2000 [Jan 2000] (v.31#1) pg. 32

Moving-coil phono cartridge transformers. Make your own step-up transformers to adapt a "normal" phono input to the low input of a moving-coil cartridge.
AUDIOXPRESS May 2002 (v.33#5) pg. 58
Added Info AUDIOXPRESS Sep 2002 (v.33#9) pg. 68
Added Info AUDIOXPRESS Dec 2002 (v.33#12) pg. 63

The LP terminator. Presenting the theoretical background and method to properly terminate a magnetic phonograph cartridge.
AUDIOXPRESS Jan 2003 (v.34#1) pg. 8
Added Info AUDIOXPRESS Aug 2003 (v.34#8) pg. 62

Tips on choosing the right phono cartridge.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jan 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 105

Let's look at cartridges.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Sep 1963 (v.6#5) pg. 106

Convert stereo record player from ceramic to magnetic cartridge.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Sep 1969 (v.12#5) pg. 87

Crystal cartridge checker measures pickup output voltage and doubles as a signal tracer. Est. cost: $14.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1966 (v.2#1) pg. 109

How to pick a phono cartridge. Interpreting manufacturers' specifications.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1971 (v.34#6) pg. 25

Electronic device logs the number of hours that a hi-fi phonograph stylus has been used. The number of hours is displayed at the touch of a button. Estimated cost: $50.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1980 (v.18#6) pg. 45
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1981 (v.19#2) pg. 7

When and how to replace phono needles.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1965 (v.123#6) pg. 174

How to select a phonograph cartridge.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1970 (v.133#3) pg. 144

Electronic stylus timer that monitors the output of a cartridge. Includes instructions on assembly and calibration as well as a chart so you can find the Rx for your cartridge.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1970 (v.197#5) pg. 81

Easy way to test your own phono cartridges using test records and an oscilloscope.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1978 (v.49#1) pg. 51

What you need to know about the modern phono cartridge, plus how you can measure the frequency response of your cartridge, determine the proper load impedance, and maximize performance.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1982 (v.53#8) pg. 61

Take advantage of the new solid-state stereo phono cartridge that needs no preamp and offers low distortion by building this simple power supply to match one to your amplifier. Est. cost: $4.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER #798 Aug-Sep 1966 (v.21#1) pg. 67

Tips on discovering and replacing a defective stylus.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER Dec 1967-Jan 1968 (v.23#3) pg. 81