variable-reluctance pickup

variable-reluctance pickup

[′ver·ē·ə·bəl ri¦lək·təns ′pik‚əp]
(engineering acoustics)
A phonograph pickup that depends for its operation on variations in the reluctance of a magnetic circuit due to the movements of an iron stylus assembly that is a part of the magnetic circuit. Also known as magnetic cartridge; magnetic pickup; reluctance pickup.
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