Groovy Picture


In commemoration of the Grammys.

This photo shows a colorized scanning electron microscope image of a phonograph needle in the groove of a vinyl record. The texture inscribed along the walls of the spiral groove replicates the soundwaves as they were recorded.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=wE0pmwsl&id=3A480F272429B2A3765C569B4B...
steakster
Colorized AND photoshopped to the extreme, sorry to say. NO stylus/cantilever glue-joint looks ANYTHING like that. Nor does any stylus — a smooth untextured cone? Nothing common with a real stylus except the general shape. 

Still it makes one wonder, how can it possibly work — yet it does, magnificently.

This is the real deal, without drastic cosmetic surgery:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=EBBEAF14A5C277AA9AC39B671B3A6478A1AEEF9D&...

And this, with all the unglamorized detritus:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=68D918ECACCCA4056B23F4D372CE38DB12609ABB&...
This is how the modern high-end styli looks like, they are transparent, this is what we call nude diamonds.

Your linked pictures looks like a steel needles for 78 rpm from your grandpa :)
This is how the modern high-end styli looks like [sic]
Um... those are Lucite mock-ups several inches tall.