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Thank you Clark and Paul for the info you provided. I've been to all of the web sites that Paul listed, and I did track down a Sao Win in Santa Barbara on LinkedIn. I've made an attempt to contact him through LinkedIn. I've done quite a bit of research on RIAA EQ for displacement-sensitive cartridges and find widely-disparate views on how it should be done, some of which just don't add up technically. I published an article on this subject in Linear Audio a couple of years ago. 

Best,
Gary

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Gary Galo
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The Crane School of Music
SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676

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"If you design an audio system based on the premise that nothing is audible, 
on that system nothing will be audible."
G. Galo

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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Clark Johnsen
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2018 11:25 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Sao Win --strain-gauge cartridges

His business was located in one of the California beach towns above Santa
Barbara; I'm thinking Goleta. Hope that helps.



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From: Paul T. Jackson <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Sao Win --strain-gauge cartridges
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Apparently these cartridges came about some time after I had to leave
ARSC activity. ca. 1980s. There is some information about them with this
article.
https://cdn.analogplanet.com/content/soundsmith-strain-gauge-sg-200-phono-cartridge-system-page-2

Don't know if this might be useful. It cites the fact Sao Win built one,
but no date. The writer may have some information about Dr. Win.

https://cdn.analogplanet.com/content/soundsmith-strain-gauge-sg-200-phono-cartridge-system-page-2



On 9/29/2018 4:19 PM, Gary A. Galo wrote:
> Is there anyone on this list who knows how to get in touch with Dr. Sao
Win, who manufactured the Win Labs strain-gauge cartridges decades ago?
>
> Thanks,
> Gary
>
> ____________________________
>
> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> The Crane School of Music
> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
>
> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
> Arnold Schoenberg
>
> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
> Igor Markevitch
>
> "If you design an audio system based on the premise that nothing is
audible,
> on that system nothing will be audible."
> G. Galo
>
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