Pro-Ject Cork-It Record Platter Mat
Turntable mats have been always spurred a big discussion on how they influence sound. The interaction between the record and platter surface can be tracked very easily by the super-sensitivity of a good phono cartridge.
Common felt mats give a smooth contact between record and platter but adds the disadvantage of static. That means that felt mats often collect a lot of dust which can be transferred to the record. Additionally, the damping ability is very limited which can be a problem with metal platters. Thick rubber mats overdamp the record and have an isolation effect which leaves the static on the record and hearable noise clicks are the result. Cork damps more effectively than felt, they keep dust away and they have also enough contact to avoid static. A very cost-effective way to improve the sound and have less noise by static and dust. You will hear the difference!
- Alternative platter mats with special sound characteristics
- Substitutes felt mats
- Damping of resonances from metal turntable platters
- Less noise
- Avoids static load
- Suitable for all turntables