Folks, I originally posted this to Ralph's thread on: "Quantum meter missing F/Ns"; but after pondering on it, it seemed it is important enough a tech point to have as its own thread to discuss amongst those so inclined, as it might be missed by some who are interested under the other title.
I see these words in your post above: "In my meters I use a damped movement with an electronic booster."
This reminds me of doing some investigation into what design meters were available outside the church some years ago.
From my memory, according to church statements, Hubbard held a patent on his meter "design" which patent was for the invention of reinforcing or boosting the "read" elecronically . . . but it was only the reduction of resistance read that was boosted so as to be be more easily recognized.
Using a Mk VI in solo for many, many years, I found a very important meter reaction/read that per the revised definition of what a "read" is as at 1980 (i.e. reads are falls. LFs, LFBDs etc., ONLY) would not be recognized as a read nor considered important on standard tech lines.
I raise this point because of the datum that only the reduction of resistance value is reinforced in the Hubbard meters.
The read I found to be very important over many years of solo was the instant Rise Read and in particular the Reverse Rocket Read.
These are both acute rises in resistance value - - not slow rising TA or even a soaring TA. But an instant reaction, change of needle characteristic read.
When I was looking for a new meter one of the things I sought was a meter that either had equally reinforced needle action for both rises and falls, or no reinforcement so that my meter would read equally either way.
Bary Pemberty assured me his meter read equally as its registering of resistance change was reinforced equally for rises and for falls.
So what's the importance of the "rise read?"
It signifies an instant, huge, even violent build up of mass or energy in the mind or on the case.
Chasing this down over the years, I found it to be caused by an own counter-effort or counter-cause against self or one's own truths, virtues, goodness, etc.
The violent "Reverse R/R" (and they can explode to blow right off the dial to your left as you look at it. It rockets up to blow up to need .25, .5 or a full div of TA to center the needle again) is the more spectacular, and I've found it to always signify a violent reversal of self, of one's own virtues, goodness, wholeness, presence, knowledge, truth, etc. In other words, such a read is caused by contacting an old, deeply buried insane (or otherwise you could label it, an "evil") act or intention against self. (It's like it's the rise half of an R/S.)
These old events, obviously have gotten well hidden over the years, and become deeply buried, and out of sight. But, in solo processing, spotting such a read, when followed up on, leads to being able to locate and undo some colossally aberrating and self limiting, self destructive stuff.
The sort of stuff I am talking about are the kind of solutions one comes up with as a purely spiritual or Godly-like Being, wherein in the drama of the moment (or incident) one wholly negates, unmocks or counters one's own presence, power and abilities; or reverses one's own native goodness, etc. This is the hugely self sabotaging type stuff that we have stupidly, though desperately engaged in down the time trail.
I had often wondered why Hubbard knocked out the original e-meter drills tech that a read is any change of needle characteristic . . . and declared that only falls, etc., were reads. Could it be he could not confront nor own up to the truth that he, like all of us, have some very stupid and evil to ourselves type stuff on our cases? Which stupid and evil of course affects those we relate with . . . .
Nah, he was tooooo nice to have pulled that!
Anyway, I introduce this item or "rise reads" and the question of whether your and other meters have equal boosting of rises and falls on the meter.
This might be an important tech point for all . . . . I have found it to be so for myself and all I work with.