I guess what you're saying is that *there's no rule*.
The ears have it - whatever sounds best is the right stylus to use.
I have at least 8 sizes and configurations from which to choose: conical,
elliptical, truncated or not truncated.
I also have a GE VRII and the GE RPX-050. Sometimes, those two save the
On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 5:28 PM Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Use your ears!
> When I am unsure about which stylus is best, I will spend some time with
> a microscope & then, I will make three transfers; Above the wear, in the
> wear area & just below the wear area, avoiding the bottom of the groove.
> The styli that I typically use for this are 4mil, 3mil & 2mil. I will
> also try elliptical & conical & pick the best sounding transfer. When
> trying a stylus on a commercial disc, I will usually transfer about 30
> seconds & transfer the same 30 seconds for each stylus. For lacquers &
> other instantaneous discs, I will select a stylus based on my microscope
> observations in order play the disc or a section of ti as little as
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 12/1/2020 1:31 PM, Benjamin Roth-Aroni wrote:
> > Thanks, but what about elliptical/conical/truncated, etc?
> > Ben
> > On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 4:12 PM Mickey Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Ben-I would use a 3 mil. I don't have a 2.5, and 3.5 I reserve for early
> >> electric Victors-Mickey
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Benjamin Roth-Aroni
> >> Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 10:19 AM
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Best width and configuration for a 1946 Victor 12"
> >> Greetings,
> >> Please tell me the Best width and configuration for a 1946 Victor 12"
> >> 78rpm, specifically DM-899 (Dvorak's 5th with Iturbi and the Rochester
> >> Phil) in good condition.
> >> Thank you.
> >> Ben Roth