phonograph pickup

phonograph pickup

[′fō·nə‚graf ‚pik‚əp]
(engineering acoustics)
A pickup that converts variations in the grooves of a phonograph record into corresponding electric signals. Also known as cartridge; phonograph cartridge.
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The apparatus for the experiment consisted of a phonograph pickup using a steel needle inserted into the tension side of a wooden board to which a bending stress was applied to cause fracture.