- crystal pickup
- nouna cartridge in which an output voltage is produced by the vibration of a piezoelectric crystal• Part Meronyms: ↑crystal
* * *noun: a phonograph pickup in which stylus movements generate a voltage by bending or twisting a Rochelle salt or other crystal
* * *a phonograph pickup that generates an electric current as the stylus applies pressure to a piezoelectric crystal. Cf. magnetic pickup.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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