- May 18, 2023
I think many folks can describe the possible mechanisms that would result in the (fundamental) response to decrease with wear. @JP did so above. But I am not sure of the explanation for the response to increase. Many folks seem to believe it could/will happen, so I'm wondering if anyone has a hypothesis? Perhaps we'll at least get some data from this experiment.Yes - that means it won't PROPERLY track the high frequency... which means increased distortion - it doesn't mean a decrease in primary signal amplitude - the increase in distortion might in fact increase the signal amplitude ... I don't know.
But the assumption that the inability to track FR properly would result in a reduced amplitude at higher frequencies doesn't have much basis I think!
At T24 test point, @BMRR will record the STR100, as well as a new VMN95E stylus that we'll keep as a reference. He's also going to do the recordings with a second preamp. This data may help to shed light on the interesting FR seen in the T0 recording.
We're also contemplating eliminating the T48 test point in favor of going straight to T96.