Stylus Drag: Fact or Fiction? (….. somebody mentioned a rega running 5% fast wouldn’t …..)

Just reading tinternet instead of working and the topic of this thread as just occurred to me .

I set my turntable speed with a laser tachometer to two decimal places .However to set it you don't play a record. I was happy until today. When somebody mentioned a rega running 5% fast wouldn't matter if you take it to account stylus drag. Further reading suggests that it a real phenomena and effect speed by up to 5%.

If I take in to account sylus drag @ 5% then I would need to set the speed at 34.96 .

So what do people think of stylus drag , a factor that must be taken in to account or just further hifi unnecessary neurosis

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