Let us not forget clearly pronounced tonearm resonances included with large
clicks on almost every type of tonearm (especially those straight aluminum
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From: "Jerry Hartke" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Recording_78rpm_records
> Some confusion here.
> Pops and clicks are usually impulses, neither pure sine nor pure square
> wave. They often appear as a central spike surrounded by lower amplitude
> ringing. Their exact nature depends greatly on the nature of the defect
> the dynamics of the reproducing system.
> Digital sampling can capture any waveform, not just sine waves. Accuracy
> depends on the sampling frequency and the resolution (bit depth.) Of
> complex periodic waveforms can be represented by a series of harmonically
> related sine waves of appropriate amplitude and phase, but that is not the
> fundamental limitation of digital sampling.
> Jerry Hartke
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>> Dale Francis
>> On Apr 11, 2012, at 2:05, "Andrew S. Hamilton" <[log in to unmask]>
>> > It's that the pops and clicks are near square waves, in terms of their
>> rise times, and digital can only capture sines. So, it changes the
>> and harmonics of the surface noise and makes it ugly, whereas the same
>> noises on the vinyl are easy to ignore and might even be exciting>?<
>> Incidentally, he said this is also why digital fails to deliver,
>> musically, even though it does great telephony, since the combined
>> harmonic overtones of a full orchestra during a fortissimo would approach
>> a square wave on an oscilloscope, but the CD can't make that happen.
>> for all its accuracy and quietude, its just a stomp box (LPCM).
>> > Cheers,
>> > Andrew
>> Can either a phono cartridge or a speaker can accurately encounter a
>> square wave without side issues ... needle leaving groove ... =