October 10, 2015

Watch how a vinyl record is played in this super magnified video

Music lovers can finally see just how their favourite record is played thanks to this video that shows what a record’s groove looks like under 1000x magnification. The needle is vibrated by the grooves in the vinyl, which then moves magnets placed near a coil. The coil then generates electricity, which gets amplified into an audio signal.

To further explain the process, vinyl lover Ben Krasnow created a stop-motion video of the needle moving through a record’s grooves and explains how he uses an electron microscope to image the record. It’s incredibly fascinating!

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