crystal pickup

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Noun1.crystal pickup - a cartridge in which an output voltage is produced by the vibration of a piezoelectric crystal
cartridge, pickup - an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
crystal - a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
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The engineer was not able to help with Davis's problem, but he knew about the work being done on a crystal pickup by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).