Extreme Phono Speed Mat
Enhance the Playback of Any Record on Any Turntable
The Speed Mat from Extreme Phono is an extremely thin (0.47mm) carbon fiber record mat. It can be laid over any turntable platter or any mat material (Cork, Felt, Rubber, whatever) and offers a tremendous increase in musicality to boost. The most significant changes include: expanded dynamics, more extended and controlled bass, and high frequencies becomes more cleanly defined. It sounds like the signal-noise ratio of the system expands, as the noise floor drops dramatically. The soundstage just gets wider and deeper. With the Speed Mat, analog playback becomes more accurate and focused. Attack and decay are fast and furious.
"...the focus improved considerably and
proved that the Speed was certainly worth [the price]. It made a
– Rick Becker, EnjoyTheMusic.com
How is this accomplished? To start off, Extreme Phono uses 100% pure carbon graphite fabric consisting of three thousand fibers. The same fabric is used in the most demanding aerospace and defense industries. The fabric is impregnated with resin selected for stability and good sound. To keep the Speed Mat extremely flat requires a special clean room as well as a high-precision press. The final mats are individually precision-cut using an extremely high pressure cutting tool simultaneously searing off and cold-welds the edge to retain its shape without fraying the fibers.