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Decca FFSS

Stereophonic Pick Up Head

elliptical diamond

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Decca FFSS


Used with the MkI Super arm or, ideally, with the Professional arm, the FFSS will give a magnificent performance.

It is worth repeating that this unique method of fixing FFSS heads only to FFSS arms springs from the desirability of designing a pick-up head and arm as an integrated unit.

The design of the FFSS range of pick-ups incorporates this unique head fixing system in order to make it impossible for the stylus to be located inaccurately relative to the rest of the pick-up, and this is a major feature minimising tracking error.

It was because of this feature that Mr Percy Wilson, specifying the conditions under which elliptical styli are of undoubted advantage, was able to report in The Gramophone, that these conditions were fulfilled by the FFSS pick-ups.

It is for this reason also that Decca persists in recommending the use of the FFSS pick-up heads with their own arms.


Output: 1.2mV

Impedance: 3,000 ohms

Recommended termination: 50,000 ohms

Elliptical diamond: 0.0003 x 0.0008"

Tip mass: less than 1 milligramme

Frequency response: 20Hz to 16,000Hz

Cross talk figures: better than -20dB

Recommended playing weight: 2g

Inductance: each channel 260 mH


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