Stylus vs. Laser Advantage

How a Stylus Works

Stylus reproduces Analog Music by making contact with a vinyl record. As you may know, sound quality is different if we change either the cartridge or the stylus. Because of contact, it is impossible for any kind of stylus to reproduce analog music without any distortion.


Laser Advantage

  1. Because there is no contact, the laser reproduces without any distortion.
  2. The laser picks up all of the audio signals in the groove, lower signal through higher as it is.

This results in laser sound quality that is quite similar to the original sound in the recording's master tape. Most of people never get to hear the master tapes, but with the Laser Turntable, you get comparable quality, as acknowledged by Professional Sound Recording Engineers in Japan.

No Contact and No Wear

The same audio information has been engraved on the groove wall from the top through the bottom. A stylus reads audio information close to the bottom. The laser reads audio information close to the top. Namely the laser reads audio information which never been read by a stylus, without any contact and without any digitization or audio compression.

Laser Turntable Models   How the LT Works   

Reported by

Sanju Chiba, President & CEO
ELP Corporation, Japan

Now that I have been using the Laser Turntable, I can only write that I am very satisfied with it. Once I clean my records, of which I have no problem, the music that I hear from my records is refreshingly very good and many times new surprising. I think finally, I can just relax and listen to the music recorded (copied) in the vinyl records.

I do not have to be concerned about stylus-arm resonances and many other mechanical and electrical interferences. Now, that I have a good analog audio signal from my records I would like to hear the ambience (reflected, phase delayed) sound reproduced not only from the front speakers (which is incorrect), but also from side and rear speakers.

- Laszlo Ban, USA