pickup arm

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Noun1.pickup arm - mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridgepickup arm - mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
phonograph, record player - machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically
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The turntable is designed to deliver outstanding sound, with a heavy-duty precision cast aluminum platter, a high-quality Dual Magnet TM stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus, and a pickup arm with soft damping control.
Its pickup arm extended a steel cable and hook to catch the glider's towline.
He used spare parts from two old gramophones, including a pickup arm from a 1922 Winner model
In many cases, the understatement or (apparent) slightness of a work is key to its effect--sec here, for instance, Hangar, 2003, in which a model helicopter, grounded on a rotating turntable sunk into the gravel courtyard, desultorily flips a small weed with its tail, comically infitating the pathetic stasis of a pickup arm skipping on a scratched record.
It employs a unique device-handling mechanism that optimizes the motion efficiency of the handler's pickup arm, helping to cut test costs by enabling shorter index times and maximizing throughput to 6,000 devices per hour.