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29.7 x 21.8 cm ⏐ 11.7 x 8.6 in (300dpi)
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Stylus on LP record. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a stylus travelling through the grooves of a stereo vinyl record. The grooves are cut into a flat disc of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The grooves vary with the intensity of the music: the straighter the groove the quieter the music, the wavier the groove the louder the music. Vibrations are picked up by the stylus and transduced by a moving-coil or moving-magnet cartridge into an electrical signal, which passes through an amplifier to be heard on loudspeakers. Magnification: x72 at 5x7cm size.
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