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Brush PL-20

Crystal Phonograph Pickup

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Brush PL-20


The Brush model PL-20 pickup is a lightweight, crystal phonograph pickup, employing a permanent jewel stylus (sapphire).

It is designed for reproducing lateral-cut records up to 16" diameter, varying from hard pressings to soft instantaneous recording materials.

The pickup arm is adjusted to give a stylus force up to 30 grams.

This low stylus force assures long record life and reduction in background noise.


Frequency response: flat within 1dB from 50 to 5000 cycles. Rising characteristic from 5000 to 10,000 cycles (10dB maximum)

Output impedance: equivalent to 0.001mfd

Sensitivity: 1.7 volts per 0.001" stylus displacement

Stylus force: 30g (approx 1 ounce) factory adjusted to insure tracking.

Stylus tip radius: 0.003"

Recommended load resistance: over 1 megohm

Rochelle salt crystal maximum temperature: 120 degrees F


instruction/owners manual  English

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