When the Aro was first announced, it was around the same time that Linn announced the Ekos. Most LP12 owners had been thoroughly indoctrinated with the idea that rigidity was everything. When Naim showed the wobbly Aro, it seemed almost impossible that the thing could work at all, let alone be a top flight performer.
However, when the actual mechanics of the situation are explained, it suddenly all makes sense. the tracks in a record groove produce drag on the stylus. the patterns in each grrove wall are what produces the left and right channels of sound that we hear through our systems.
Have a look at the illustration of a stylus in a record groove. In this, the record would be moving toward you, and the tracks in the groove cause the stylus to move, mainly from side to side. What happens when the modulation on one groove wall is much more energetic than in the other? There are four main possibilities:
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