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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He was best known for the Pickering phonograph pickup. He improved vibration on Boeing jets, piloted planes himself, and developed an ultrasound system for ophthalmologists.
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.