One of the common questions with casual audio listeners is ‘Do I need a headphone amp?’. In fact, almost any audio device that serves as a source of sound and a headphone jack has an embodies amplifier. That is the detail that makes the headphones play perceiving and transmitting the signal of the source.
As an integral part of guitar (and bass) effects, the loop pedal, also known as a looper or loop station, lets you record the instrument’s signal and loop it indefinitely. Unlike Delay, which is an effect used to echo a sound, a looper is a tool that repeats a recorded signal identically.
The Wah-Wah pedal is a frequency filter controlled by foot movement. By changing the position of the pedal, the musician changes the frequency, equalizer setting, getting a “croaking” sound. This is a parametric filter, in which the center frequency of the peak is changed using the pedal.
The needle is the most important part of the cartridge, which directly reads the vibrations of the sound frequency from the plate. All modern cartridges and even the best phono cartridge use technical diamond needles mounted on a thin console. The cost and quality of the needle depend primarily on the processing of diamonds.
When using turntables, there is one thing that crashes most often. It’s the cartridge. Although most parts of the turntable are fairly durable, but the life, even, of the best phono cartridge will vary depending on how well you care for it and how much you use it.